What are the requirements for a shed?

A shed is referred to as an accessory structure in the Orinda Municipal Code. A shed must meet the accessory structure setbacks, based on the setbacks for the primary residence. See the Development Standards Handout to determine what your property's setbacks are. A shed less than 120 square-feet with no plumbing or electricity does not require a building permit. All sheds, even those that do not require a building permit, must conform to the setback requirements.

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1. What are the requirements for a deck?
2. What are the requirements for a shed?
3. What are the requirements for a retaining wall?
4. What are the requirements for a pool?
5. What are the requirements for a tennis court or basketball court?
6. Can I add a second story to my home?
7. Do I need a permit to repave my driveway or expand my driveway?
8. How close can I build next to a creek or water channel?
9. How do I know what zoning district my property is in?
10. How do I determine what my property setbacks are?
11. What is the maximum size I can build my home?
12. What is the maximum building height for my home?
13. I own multiple properties. How can I confirm these were legally created parcels?
14. How do I connect my property to the sewer system?
15. Can I put a septic tank on my property?
16. How do I connect to electricity on a vacant property?
17. How do I get water service or a water meter on a vacant property?
18. Why is a vacant property labeled "unbuildable"?
19. Can I build a pre-manufactured or modular structure?