Accessory Structures

Permits are required for accessory structures such as decks, detached carports, detached garages, gazebos, pergolas, sheds, etc.. Peachtree City does not regulate children's play equipment. 

Application Requirements:

  1. Application
  2. Construction plans (required for any structure 200 square feet or larger. Applications for smaller pre-fabricated sheds do not require construction plans.) View the FAQ Brochures in the right-side menu on this page for specific plan details that must be included in your submittal. 
  3. Site plan drawn on a plat or survey. Make sure to label distances from property lines, easements and existing structures. 
  4. Erosion Control plans are required for any work done within 200 feet of State Waters.
  5. Letters of approval from the Fayette Water System and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) if required
  6. Construction Approval form from the Fayette Department of Health if lot has a septic system. 

Minimum Standards:

  1. Accessory structures shall blend with the colors of the primary structure or be earth tones
  2. You may not conduct commercial activities in the structure
  3. Storage of flammable materials must occur at least 20 feet from the primary structure
  4. You may not live in the accessory structure 
  5. All accessory structures must be out of the property's side and rear setbacks. Accessory structures may only encroach into the rear setback (but be at least 3-feet from the rear property line) if one of the following are met:
    1. The rear lot line is at least 50 feet wide and the structure is 100 square feet or less AND is no taller than 8-feet from the ground at its eave and no taller than 12-feet from the ground at the highest point on the structure.
    2. The rear lot line is at least 100 feet wide and the structure(s) is 125 square feet or less, AND is no taller than 8-feet from the ground at its eave and no taller than 12-feet from the ground at the highest point on the structure.

Apply:

You may apply at our main desk on via the City's Online Permitting Portal (coming soon).