Accessory Buildings Guidelines


The Accessory Structure Guidelines (PDF) document is provided to assist property owners and contractors with the orderly construction of accessory buildings, decks, swimming pools, and other minor construction activities in keeping with the provisions of the Clay County Building Codes and Clay County Land Development Code (LDC) (PDF).

Please read these guidelines carefully and thoroughly, as they are written to summarize vast content in the interest of simplicity.

Requirements, Permits, & Fees

The Clay County Planning and Zoning Department requires permits and inspections for almost all types of construction. Please contact us at 816-407-3380 or Email Planning and Zoning Department to find out if a specific project requires a permit. Due to limited department staff and the frequency of scheduled inspections, appointments must be made with the Building Official to obtain a Building Permit ("BP"). In most cases, drop-in permits are not possible.

Please contact the Building Official or Email Director of the Planning and Zoning Department for further details call 816-407-3380.