Accessory Structures

Permits are required for accessory structures such as decks, gazebos, pergolas, and sheds. Peachtree City does not regulate children's play equipment. 

Minimum Standards:

  • Accessory structures shall blend with the colors of the primary structure or be earth tones
  • You may not conduct commercial activities in the shed
  • Storage of flammable materials must occur at least 20 feet from the primary structure
  • You may not live in the accessory structure
  • All accessory structures must be out of the property's side and rear setbacks. Accessory structures may only encroach into the rear setback (but be at least 3-feet from the rear property line) if one of the following are met:
    • The rear lot line is at least 50 feet wide and the structure is 100 square feet or less AND is no taller than 8-feet from the ground at its eave and no taller than 12-feet from the ground at the highest point on the structure.
    • The rear lot line is at least 100 feet wide and the structure(s) is 125 square feet or less, AND is no taller than 8-feet from the ground at its eave and no taller than 12-feet from the ground at the highest point on the structure.

Permit Requirements:

Projects requiring a permit must not be started until after the permit has been approved, paid, and picked up. Any work that is performed prior to this will result in a Stop Work Order and double fees. 

Review times are usually 3-5 business days for residential permits and 10-14 business days for commercial permits. All permits must include:

  1. Application
  2. Construction plans (required for any structure 200 square feet or larger. Applications for smaller pre-fabricated sheds do not require construction plans.)
  3. Site plan drawn on a plat or survey. Make sure to label distances from property lines, easements and existing structures. 

Plan review fees shall be paid up front with the submission of the permit application and are non-refundable. Review of the application cannot begin until fees are paid. Permit fees shall be paid when the permit is issued.