Detached Garages, Sheds, Outbuildings
Are you building a shed or outbuilding with living quarters?
Any structure that a person sleeps in (even occasionally) is a dwelling and must be permitted like one. Please see the process for that here.
All-Croix Inspections issues outbuilding, shed, and detached garage permits for all of our contracted municipalities EXCEPT* in the towns of Baldwin, Diamond Bluff, Ellsworth, Erin Prairie, Eau Galle, Gilman, Hartland, Maiden Rock, Martell, River Falls, Salem, Springfield, Trimbelle, and Union.
*Please Note: Though All-Croix Inspections does not issue permits for outbuilding in these municipalities, you may still need a land use permit and/or a building permit from the municipality. Contact your municipality.
Outbuilding Height Restrictions
Maximum Height: 35 feet, measured from the average grade to the highest point.
St. Croix County
Chapter 15 Zoning
(Towns of Baldwin, Cady, Emerald, Erin Prairie, Hammond, Richmond, Somerset, and Springfield)
Maximum Height: 25 feet*, plus additional 1' allowed per 1' additional setback from all property lines, not to exceed five additional feet in height
Chapter 17 Zoning
(Towns of Eau Galle, Kinnickinnic, and St. Joseph)
Maximum Height:20 feet*
*measured vertical distance from the average ground elevation to the highest point of a flat roof, to the deckline of a mansard roof or to the average height of the highest gable of a gambrel, hip or pitched roof. This measurement shall exclude chimneys.
For more information on how to measure structure in St. Croix County, click here.