City Code Reminders
Sec. 94-210. - Detached buildings.
(a) Within the RL district II, a separate building or buildings designed to be separate, as defined in section 94-2 of the Code, shall not be erected on any lot or plot. This prohibition shall not be evaded or avoided by joining a separate building through an extension of the main roof or any main wall by a use of trellis or other such devices. Additions or improvements shall be compatible in style, architecture and materials with the existing building, and shall conform to all of the provisions of this chapter and the Florida Building Code as amended for a dwelling structure.
(b) Notwithstanding the definition and limitations set forth in section 94-2 of the Code pertaining to separate buildings, a utility or storage shed may be erected in RL district II, provided it is constructed, erected or installed with a concrete base of not more than 100 square feet and not more than eight feet eight inches in height; and further provided that the utility or storage shed is anchored to the base in such fashion as to sustain wind velocity of 135 miles per hour.
(c) No shed shall be erected within the city unless the property owner first obtains a construction permit from the building official.
(d) In no event shall there be more than one utility or storage shed with a base area of 100 square feet or less constructed, erected or installed on any residential property in RL district II.
(e) A utility or storage shed shall conform to all setback requirements for buildings permitted to be constructed on the property, and shall not be erected in the front of any property or building or within any easement or right-of-way.
(f) A utility or storage shed erected pursuant to this section shall not be visible from the front of a dwelling.
(g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a small dock box erected on any dock within the city or a small pool box installed to store pool supplies with a base of no more than ten square feet and a height of no more than three feet; provided, however, that the dock box or pool box is anchored to its base with lag bolts or similar fasteners.
(h) Any utility or storage shed erected prior to the enactment of section 94-210(b) through (f) and without a permit in violation of the City Code shall come into conformity or be removed within six months of the effective date of this section.
*Please note that utility sheds are the only detached buildings permitted. Gazebos and pergolas are not permitted.