BUILDING A SHED

What is Required to Start Building?  

Below are the items you will need to start building a shed.

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Survey of property with the proposed shed location

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Details or plan for the proposed shed

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What Are the Regulations on Sheds (Accessory Use Buildings)?

  • One (1) shed (Accessory Use Building) is permitted on each lot in Residence Districts R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-7.  Sheds (Accessory Use Buildings) in Residence Districts R-5, R-6 and R-7 are covered by regulations for those districts. 
  • A shed:
    • Must be fully enclosed
    •  Can be no more than 120 square feet in floor area.
    • Can be no more than 10 feet in height.
    • Must be in the rear yard.
    • Must be no closer than 5 feet from the rear yard.
    • Must be no closer than 10 feet from the dwelling.
    • Must meet side yard requirements:
    • 7.5 feet for lots in Residence Districts R-1 or R-2.
    • 5 feet for lots in Residence District R-3 or R-4.

What Is the Permit Fee?

Permit fee is $25.00, (checks payable to the Borough of Whitehall) at the time the applicant picks up the permit.

How Long Will It Take to Get the Permit?

Permit fee is $25.00, (checks payable to the Borough of Whitehall) at the time the applicant picks up the permit.

Does the Fence Need a Final Inspection?

Yes. A final inspection is required. Please contact Roxanne Dudjak at 412.884.0505, ext. 324 to schedule an inspection.

Questions? Concerns?

Planning, Zoning & Code
Scott Dellett
412.884.0505 ext. 522

Code Enforcement
Marc Zeoli
412.884.1368 ext.328

General Inquiries &
Dye Test Matters
Roxanne Dudjak
412.884.1368 ext. 324

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Questions? Concerns?

Planning, Zoning & Code
Scott Dellett
412.884.0505 ext. 522

Code Enforcement
Marc Zeoli
412.884.1368 ext.328

General Inquiries &
Dye Test Matters
Roxanne Dudjak
412.884.1368 ext. 324