Accessory Structure

Requirements & Checklists
A building permit is required to install or construct any shed or accessory building in the City of Urbandale. No accessory building shall be constructed upon a lot until the principal building has actually commenced, and no accessory building shall be used unless the principal building is also being used. Setbacks are applied in consideration of the total square footage of the structure and the height and are limited by the existence of any easements and building setbacks as identified by the Final Plat for the property. 

For new accessory structures and detached garages, please complete a 
Building Permit Application (PDF) and submit along with the required information provided on the checklists.