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Do I need a permit to build a shed in my backyard?
Yes. If building the shed yourself, a permit must be obtained. Following are requirements for submittal (include, but may not be limited to):
• Miscellaneous Permit Application (available at City Hall or on the City website)
• Site plan showing the proposed location (see setback requirements below)
• Site-Built sheds require detailed frame drawings and elevations (what the shed will look like).
• Indicate whether the shed is on a slab, blocks or piers (permanent) or is portable
(transportable, moveable, not attached to the ground)

If the shed is 100 square feet or less and is portable:
• No permit required
• Setback requirements will still apply.
• If placed on a concrete slab, a permit and inspection for the concrete slab will be required.
(Inspection will be done before any concrete is poured)

If you are hiring a contractor to build the shed, the contractor must apply for the permit.

Building Inspections/Permits

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1. What is the contact number / location of the Planning & Engineering office?
2. What permits, if any, can be issued without a plan review?
3. Are permits required for roofing?
4. Do I need a permit to build a shed in my backyard?
5. What are the setbacks for a shed?
6. Do I need an inspection when the shed is completed?
7. How long does it take to get the shed permit?
8. Is a permit required for pools (above / in ground) hot tub / spa?
9. What are the requirements for an above ground pool?
10. What are the setback requirements for an in ground pool?
11. Is a separate permit required for installation of propane tanks to heat the in ground pool?
12. Do I need a permit to pour a patio or build a deck?
13. What are the requirements for flat-work?
14. Do I have to permit to replace my hot water heater?
15. Do I need a permit to replace my AC conditioner / heater?
16. Can I do my own electrical / plumbing work?
17. Do I have to permit remodel work?
18. What type of work does not require a permit?
19. Can I install my own irrigation system?
20. Is drip irrigation required?
21. Do I need a permit to install / replace a fence?
22. Do I need an inspection when the fence is completed?
23. If I need emergency work done on the weekend or after business hours; do I need to wait until the contractor can get a permit?
24. Does the City of Cibolo require contactors to register?
25. What if I start work without a permit? (as a homeowner)
26. If I want to register as a contractor; what are the requirements?
27. Are there penalties for starting work without a permit?
28. Do I need a garage sale permit in the City of Cibolo?