Work Exempt from Permit

105.2 Work Exempt from Permit
Except for activities which may require a permit pursuant to other laws, by-laws, rules and the specialized codes of M.G.L. c. 143, § 96, a building permit is not required for the following activities:
  1. One story detached accessory buildings used as tool or storage sheds, playhouses
    a. Similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet
  2. Fences 6 feet in height or less
  3. Retaining walls which retain less than 4 feet of unbalanced fill
  4. Ordinary repairs as defined in Chapter 2 and 9
  5. Greenhouses covered exclusively with plastic film intended for agricultural use
  6. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work
  7. Swings and other playground equipment
Should you have any questions regarding this list please do not hesitate to contact this office and speak to a building inspector.

Note on Accessory Buildings

While a building permit is not required, a Zoning Permit is so that the shed complies with the City of Everett Zoning Ordinance