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Old 03-03-2020, 05:20 PM
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Are there any restrictions, or do I need permission to do something like install a small storage shed in my back-yard if I am in a Villa, with walls completely enclosing my back-yard? How about something like a potting bench or a small raised-bed garden?

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Old 03-03-2020, 05:27 PM
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Are there any restrictions, or do I need permission to do something like install a small storage shed in my back-yard if I am in a Villa, with walls completely enclosing my back-yard? How about something like a potting bench or a small raised-bed garden?

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I would just do it, as long as you are prepared to remove it if there is a complaint.
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I've have one of those sheds, or storage boxes, that are by Rubbermaid and it's plastic, but heavy duty. It has a lid that opens up on the top. It's about 6' long and about 3' high, bought it at Sam's for $99 about five years ago. I put it on the side between my house and my neighbors, it is almost impossible to see, in fact you would to stand on a ladder in my neighbor's driveway. Anyway, it's holds the weed-eater, blower, hand tools, all the smaller things that you need to trim the backyard. Makes it nice to not have to walk around to the garage. Looks just like this.

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Are there any restrictions, or do I need permission to do something like install a small storage shed in my back-yard if I am in a Villa, with walls completely enclosing my back-yard? How about something like a potting bench or a small raised-bed garden?

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Absolutely check your deed restrictions. Sheds are not permitted in most districts. Even if they are hidden behind a wall. The Smaller items will be ok, but you will need ARC approval if you place a structure to hold the raised bed.
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If it's something that is raised, all you need to do is get ARC approval. We have a couple of neighbors that have trellises in their backyard. When I sent a request to ARC to change my house color I received a reply in 2 weeks. Most requests are approved, I only know one neighbor who requested a large birdcage. He was approved but told to move in one corner inward 5' from the sidewall.

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you must keep a shed ( or anything else tall) below the top of the fence. Other than that, pretty much anything goes in a walled area.
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you must keep a shed ( or anything else tall) below the top of the fence. Other than that, pretty much anything goes in a walled area.
Not sure where you read that. Can you provide a link?
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I've have one of those sheds, or storage boxes, that are by Rubbermaid and it's plastic, but heavy duty. It has a lid that opens up on the top. It's about 6' long and about 3' high, bought it at Sam's for $99 about five years ago. I put it on the side between my house and my neighbors, it is almost impossible to see, in fact you would to stand on a ladder in my neighbor's driveway. Anyway, it's holds the weed-eater, blower, hand tools, all the smaller things that you need to trim the backyard. Makes it nice to not have to walk around to the garage. Looks just like this.

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I think this is a chest or storage box, not a shed. It can be easily lifted and moved around.
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Are there any restrictions, or do I need permission to do something like install a small storage shed in my back-yard if I am in a Villa, with walls completely enclosing my back-yard? How about something like a potting bench or a small raised-bed garden?

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Just as long as it’s not higher than the wall.
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Check with your district. There are three counties and thirteen districts. We have found them really helpful and volunteering good information on what we CAN do.
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you must keep a shed ( or anything else tall) below the top of the fence. Other than that, pretty much anything goes in a walled area.
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I've have one of those sheds, or storage boxes, that are by Rubbermaid and it's plastic,
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I think this is a chest or storage box, not a shed. It can be easily lifted and moved around.
That's why I included a photo, but thanks for letting us know.
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Might want to check your deed restrictions. I would say not, but it’s inside the fence so what happens inside the fence, stays inside the fence! Just had a fire in Desoto last week, probably about destroyed a villa. The fire rose from (a shed?) up into the eaves of the home setting the entire attic on fire, flames visible upon FD arrival! Just saying!
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Might want to check your deed restrictions. I would say not, but it’s inside the fence so what happens inside the fence, stays inside the fence! Just had a fire in Desoto last week, probably about destroyed a villa. The fire rose from (a shed?) up into the eaves of the home setting the entire attic on fire, flames visible upon FD arrival! Just saying!
One has to consider, if the equipment in the (shed?) caused the fire, then where would that equipment needed to been stored without the shed. In the garage, fire now in the house in the garage area next to a car, probably next to gas cans, lawn mowers, maybe a gas hot water heater, a car. There was a million dollar house in Pinellas struck by lightning five years ago. I could see the smoke from my house 2 miles north. They had a 5 car garage with something in every bay, a boat, an ATV, a golf cart and a couple of cars, all with gas tanks.

I once rented a house that had a brand new garage, I asked what happened. The kid cutting the grass sat the gas can down in the garage and didn't put the lid back on. The flumes went across the floor to the pilot light on the water heater. Garage exploded killing one person in the kitchen.
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