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Rules on erecting garden sheds

Posted by HandA-281266 - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by chocolat-227355 - 5 years ago

If you live in a residence, you must also check the internal rules of your residence as these can place further restrictons on what you can and can't do. 

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Posted by Neil Clarke - 5 years ago

Hi Arthur,

Look down below your posting for the posting "Planning Regs", click on and go down to my reply which gives a link to a big article in English on French planning and building regs. and procedures.

Unless it's a massive shed over 20m2, I think you just put it up without need to ask or tell the mairie.  If it's in a conservation area, blocking a neighbour's view or you plan to accommodate some E. European building workers in it then do ask.

Regards, Neil

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Posted by A Breath of Fresh Air - 5 years ago

The Mairie, as said above, is the safest bet.  Genrally, you can put up 20m2 without much a problem, but local rules apply and in some areas, these can be very restrictive.  Local rules can be seen on the internet, but they can take some finding, and they are not in nice easy conversational french!


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Posted by GAnthony - 5 years ago

Run up to your local Mairie and ask.   It is the only way to be sure.    You may be asked to provide a simple drawing (plan) of your proposed shed installation.   If OK, they will issue a document authorising the work to be done (permit de travail).    That's all there it to it, and you will be safe from any problems from the neighbours.    Yes there may be a maximum size allowed, so get this sorted at the beginning.  The Mairie will explain their boundary rules.   Good luck.