Building an Accessory Structure

Are you're interested in building an accessory structure (shed or detached garage) in the City of De Pere, there are a few important things to know. Here is the key information you need to know to help make this project a reality.

Key Things to know about Building an Accessory Structure:

  • A shed of any size is considered an accessory structure and requires a permit.
  • Accessory structures shall be located in the rear yard and must conform to the prescribed zoning setbacks from the property lines.
  • Accessory structures shall not be located in any utility, storm, or drainage easements.
  • Accessory structures shall be located no closer that 5 feet to any other building or structure.
  • Accessory structures shall not occupy more than 45 percent of the area of a required rear yard and in no case exceed a total of 700 square feet.
  • A wrecking permit is required for razing an existing accessory structure.
  • An electrical permit shall be obtained for any electrical work servicing the accessory structure.

Important Forms:

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If you have your application filled out and are ready for a permit (or if you still have questions), give us a call at 920-339-4053 or email us at