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J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
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Accessory Structures
detached garage barn

fence

retaining wall

An Accessory Structure is a structure that is customarily accessory to and incidental to the dwelling or primary use located on the same lot.

Some examples of accessory use structures are:

Garages
Barns
Sheds
Bridges
Gazebos
Greenhouses
Flag Poles
Docks
Fences
Wind Generators
Retaining Walls
Pools & Hot Tubs

Please see Exempt from Permit for those structures not needing a building permit.