Do I need a permit for a shed or other accessory building?

A permit is required for sheds or other accessory buildings one hundred twenty (120) square feet or larger. The maximum height of accessory buildings is the greater of twenty (20) feet or the height of the principal structure. All accessory buildings must be at least five (5) feet from the rear lot line, accessory buildings under fifteen (15) feet in height require five (5) feet from interior lot lines if located between the rear building line of the principal building and the rear property line. An additional one (1) foot setback is required for every two (2) feet above fifteen (15) feet in height, up to the minimum requirements of the zoning district. The accessory building must be located five (5) feet from other buildings on the lot. Accessory buildings may not be closer than twenty (20) feet from any street right-of-way. See Oskaloosa Municipal Code Section 17.05 for more site development regulations.  

Title 17. Chapter 17.24, Section 17.24.030 B.6

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1. Do I need a permit for a fence?
2. Can a fence go on the property line?
3. Can I do my own work on my home and do I need a permit?
4. Do I need a permit for a deck?
5. Do I need a permit for a shed or other accessory building?
6. Do I need a permit to replace my roof?
7. Are frost depth footings required for a detached garage or other accessory building?
8. When do I need a building permit?
9. Where should smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors be located in my home?
10. Is a permit required for a swimming pool?
11. Where should ground-fault electrical receptacles be located?
12. How do I find out how my property is zoned?
13. Can I have a home-based business?
14. How can I find out if my property is in a flood zone?
15. Who do I contact to tell me where my property lines are?
16. Are chickens allowed within city limits?
17. Are horses allowed within city limits?
18. Are bees allowed within city limits?
19. Do I need a permit outside city limits?