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A permit is required for sheds or other accessory buildings one hundred twenty (120) square feet or larger. All accessory buildings must be at least five (5) feet from the rear lot line, four (4) feet from interior lot lines if located between the rear building line of the principal building and the rear property line. The accessory building must be located five (5) feet from other buildings on the lot. The accessory building may not be closer than twenty (20) feet from any street right-of-way. The maximum height is fifteen (15) feet. Review the regulations that apply to accessory buildings: Title 17. Chapter 17.24, Section 17.24.030 B.6 of the Oskaloosa Municipal Code.
A permit is required for all swimming pools, either above-ground or below-ground pools, which are capable of holding water 24 inches or deeper. A minimum 48-inch safety barrier is also required. This is typically a fence, or in the case of an above-ground pool the sidewall may serve as the barrier. Access limitations may apply. Setback requirements are the same as for other accessory structures. Contact the Building Official at 641-673-7472 for help with specific requirements.
Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov/, enter your address, and click 'search'. Map layers may take a few moments to load. Flood hazard areas are typically noted as 'Zone A' and highlighted in a light-blue color. Map revisions, amendments, and revalidations are also available at this link. Contact local floodplain manager Shawn Christ at 641-673-9431 (ext 5029) or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or visit the Development Services Department at City Hall.
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