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Do I Need a Building Permit to Construct a Tiny House in My Backyard?

Depending on a number of factors, including the size of the tiny house and its location, a building permit may or may not be required.

· Tiny Houses,oregon land use,building permits,zoning

By Will Van Vactor

The tiny house movement is relatively new, so policy makers in most jurisdictions are still figuring out how to best regulate the small dwellings. Tiny houses on wheels often fall into a grey area in the law, but often are illegal to reside in full time. If your tiny house is built on a permanent foundation, a different set of rules will likely apply.


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Oregon land use attorney - Will Van Vactor
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