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Aptos, CA (Santa Cruz County - California - US).

Hi all,

I'm considering building an outdoor shed primarily for a multi-purpose home office. I'd like to know to what codes I'll come up against but I'm not sure who to ask (without paying a lot of money for a hypothetical question).

I've heard (although I can't confirm) that some regional codes allow for sheds to be built with electricity as long as there is no insulation, closed walls, and/or running water/plumbing. I'd like to know if that's a possibility in my area.

Can someone point me in the right direction here?

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closed as off topic by Steven, lqlarry, Niall C., ChrisF May 29 '12 at 11:30

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You can ask the people down at the permit office. – DA01 May 28 '12 at 20:05
@DA01 Would that be at a county level? – Mike B May 28 '12 at 20:06
I think it's typically at the city level. – DA01 May 28 '12 at 20:11
Ask someone at the county office who or what branch handles building code compliance.That is the person who will be issueing you cease and desist orders for noncompliance if you don't ask questions first. – mikes May 28 '12 at 21:37