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Do you need planning permission to install a garden shed?

Verified 11 août 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

To build a garden shed, a planning permission will be required depending on its surface.

If your project is not subject to planning permission, you must consult the local planning plan (PLU) or the planning document in its place at the town hall. Your project must respect the rules of the planning code and the PLU.

Who shall I contact

The rules differ according to the territory concerned. Sectors protected are remarkable heritage sites, the surroundings of historical monuments, listed sites or pending classification, natural reserves, remarkable areas and coastal environments to be preserved.

General case

Authorization required

Surfaces of the garden shed

Authorization required

Floor surface and ground right of way 5 m² or less

No Permission

Floor area and footprint exceeding 5 m² and up to 20 m²

Prior declaration of work

Floor area or footprint exceeding 20 m²

Building permits

To help you calculate the floor area of your project, you can use a calculation method.

Protected Area

Authorization required

Surfaces of the garden shed

Authorization required

Floor surface and ground right of way 5 m² or less

Pre-declaration of work (DP)

Floor area and footprint exceeding 5 m² and up to 20 m²

Pre-declaration of work (DP)

Floor area or footprint exceeding 20 m²

Building permits

To help you calculate the floor area of your project, you can use a calculation method.

  Please note : any construction over 5 m² is subject to development tax..