Residential Sheds

A BUILDING PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED for sheds that are 10 square metres (100 ft2) or less provided the shed meets the requirements in the Land Use Bylaw.
A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED for sheds that are more than 10 square metres (100 ft2).

General Information

(1)    A shed cannot be located in a front yard.
(2)    A shed must be at least 1.5 metres from principal buildings.
(3)    A shed that is 10 square metres (100 ft2) or larger must be at least 1 metre from the side and rear property lines.
(4)    A shed that is less than 10 square metres and is on a temporary foundation does not require any rear or side
setbacks.  However, it must be at least 1 metre from any other accessory buildings.
(5)    A residential property cannot contain more than 3 accessory structures and the maximum lot coverage for all accessory buildings combined is 15%.
(6)    The maximum height of an accessory building shall be no more than 4.5 metres.

Obtaining a Permit

City of Brooks Building Permits are provided by Park Enterprises Ltd. through a contract.  To obtain a permit, submit a written application on the prescribed form, accompanied with the required plans, and pay the prescribed fee.  The following information should be provided:
(1)    A site plan drawn to scale showing:
   - the lot size and location of any existing buildings on the lot.
   - the location and dimensions of the proposed shed.
(2)    Details on the foundation.
(3)    Details on the wall construction.
(4)    Door and window sizes & location.
(5)    Details on the roof construction, roof slope, eave overhang and exterior finish.

Building Permit applications are available at City Hall or by clicking here.


The fee for a building permit for a shed is calculated at $0.20/sqft. The minimum fee is $165.00 plus a Safety Code Council levy of 4% of the permit fee. If any variances to the Land Use Bylaw are required, a development permit and associated fees will also be needed.

Completed application forms can be dropped off between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at: 
City of Brooks
201 - 1 Avenue West
Brooks, Alberta

Required Inspections

Final - Upon completion of the project. 
Call Park Enterprises at 1-800-621-5440 or 403-329-3747 to schedule an inspection.   Or, book an inspection online by clicking here.

Additional Information

A development permit may also be required.  Please contact the City to determine if a development permit is required for your proposed work.