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Fri Jul 21 12:51:18 PDT 2000
On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, Tami Blaylock wrote: [snip] > My other concern is how likely will it be that I will actually be > "allowed" to build a cob structure in my back yard? I am right in the > middle of a heavily populated residential area, so I doubt I would be > able to "get away with" building without obtaining permits, etc. Of It generally depends on the size and type of structure, a garden wall in most parts of the country probably would not require a permit, or at most might require a permit for building a fence. Fence permits in the cases I've seen have no structural requirements, just property line set back and height restrictions. Small garden sheds of less than 120 square feet at the eaves of the roof and less than 10 feet tall usually do not require any permits in most areas, though you should always check with the local building department to be sure. I have a small write up on ways some people deal with the building code and natural buildings at: http://www.deatech.com/natural/articles/code_alternatives.html > course I will contact my local building inspections departments, but I > was just curious as to others' experiences with building in densely > populated areas and dealing with the authorities. Is this a situation > where it is easier to ask forgiveness than get permission? Or is that a > risky attitude? I would love to hear your stories. It is very risky to build without a permit if one is required, if the building department should find out (perhaps from a bored busy-body neighbor), they can and often will make you tear it down. Shannon C. Dealy | DeaTech Research Inc. dealy at deatech.com | - Custom Software Development - | Embedded Systems, Real-time, Device Drivers Phone: (800) 467-5820 | Networking, Scientific & Engineering Applications or: (541) 451-5177 | www.deatech.com
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