An accessory building is an outdoor structure used by the occupants of the main building or house. They have different functions and can be detached or attached to the main building on the property’s perimeter. Most of these accessory buildings are not supposed to be used for living purposes or sleeping areas, and nor can they be used for storing vehicles that are not owned by the private homeowner.
Accessory buildings or structures can be located anywhere on the owned property and fulfills the owners’ particular needs. The most common are garages used to store vehicles, tools, or other frequently used assets that aren’t stored inside the house. Different types of accessory buildings are playhouses, private studios, garden structures, pergolas, greenhouses, playhouses, treehouses, boathouses, poolhouses, storage buildings, or sheds for him or her.
Accessory buildings are held under ordinances from cities, counties, or local governments. For safety reasons and as a way to avoid the loss of invested money upon demolition, it is best to check with the local authorities before deciding to erect an accessory structure. The city or county authorities should have the laws and rules available on their website for those that want to check the information.
These ordinances can impose some limits on what the owner can implement for the accessory buildings: