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Town of Riverhead

Do I Need a Permit for my Shed?

Yes. There is an exception for single-family dwelling properties where one shed under 144 sf is allowed without permit as long as it is located in the rear yard and at least 5’ from property lines. There are some caveats to this exception, for instance if your property is located near a tidal or freshwater wetland, a bluff, or within the Pine Barrens Overlay District, a permit and additional approvals may be required. It is always best to contact the Building Department and speak to a member of our staff regarding the proposed shed and your particular property.

Building Department