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Circumventing the Building Code

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Correct....It's a structure first (with the roof) and then when you shelter the occupancy it's a building and when you want to live in it, it is a dwelling...
And if its habitable space dont forget your smoke/CO alarm hardwired and interconnected... HAHAHA :)
 

ADAguy

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Interesting thread, he missed the Whole Earth Catalogue back in the day.
Accessory building < 120 sq. ft. no permit req'd.
Consider Alaska or a house boat on a NY lake? Tree house?
 

Mark K

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A permit may not be required if area < 120 SF but it must still comply with the code.
 

mark handler

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A permit may not be required if area < 120 SF but it must still comply with the code.
The 120 square feet exemption is not in the New York Code

[NY] 105.2.1 Work Exempt From Building Permit Requirement
A building permit shall not be required for work in any category that is excluded from the building permit.

If the intent is to build a dwelling it still would not comply with the 120 exemption because it is not an accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, and similar uses.

A dwelling is not a similar use to a storage shed.
 

Saugie53

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Accessory building < 120 sq. ft. no permit req'd.
Consider Alaska or a house boat on a NY lake? Tree house?
A permit may not be required if area < 120 SF but it must still comply with the code.
That wouldn't matter anyway the section says its exempt from requiring a permit for accessory structures <120 sq. ft (in Rhode Island where I'm from they actually amend that section to 64 sq. ft. or less) ...in order for it to be considered an accessory structure to be exempt from the permit requirements he would first need a principal structure or use.
 

mark handler

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That wouldn't matter anyway the section says its exempt from requiring a permit for accessory structures <120 sq. ft (in Rhode Island where I'm from they actually amend that section to 64 sq. ft. or less) ...in order for it to be considered an accessory structure to be exempt from the permit requirements he would first need a principal structure or use.
AND NY AMENDED IT OUT OF THEIR CODE, THAT SECTION IS NOT IN THE NY CODE, SEE LINK I PROVIDED.
AND WE DONT KNOW IT IS AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE.
 
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