Sidebar Putting in a shed

If the shed you wish to place on your property in less than 100 square feet, you do not need Planning approval. It is advisable that you check your property lines, so that you do not set your shed on or over your property line.

If the shed you wish to place on your property is greater than 100 square feet, you will need planning approval, and you should do the following:

  1. All applications require the Initial Application form (also referred to as the Blue Form). The "GENERAL INFORMATION" section, the "WHAT ARE YOU APPLYING TO DO?" section and the "FACTS ABOUT LAND" section all must be filled out in their entirety. If there is a question you are not sure about, leave it blank and the secretarial staff will assist when submitting the application. The property owner's signature is required for all applications. A copy of the Initial Application form can be found here.
  2. Find out what the setback requirements are for the zone the property is located in.
  3. Submit a simple site plan for review. Draw the boundaries of your property, any structures on your property and where you propose to locate your shed. A sample of what is needed is linked below.
  4. Filing fees for Site Plan Review Applications
  5. The Connecticut General Statutes provide for up to sixty-five (65) days from day of receipt to process, review and decide upon site plan review applications. In Middletown, the lead time for Site Plan Review Applications is as follows: Varies depending on the project.
  6. The following documentation is required as follows: Swimming pools- Two copies of a sketch of the property indicating the location of the proposed shed, its dimensions and the distances from the proposed addition to the property lines. If the applicant has a copy of the A-2 survey, a copy of this can also be used and the addition drawn in. If septic and/or well is involved, three copies are required. Examples of the sketch and the survey are linked below.
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