To apply for a farm building exemption, please complete and sign an affidavit for farm building exemption confirming that the proposed building qualifies for the farm structure exemption from the Building Code. Presentation of a false affidavit and failing to obtain a building permit when required constitutes a Building Code violation, punishable by up to a $2,500 fine. Farm building permit fees are 25.00
A qualifying ‘farm building or structure’ is exempt from all Building Code and building inspection requirements except if operated as a restaurant or if lying within a flood plain.
‘Farm building or structure’ means a building or structure not used for residential purposes, located on property where farming operations take place, and used primarily for any of the following uses or combination thereof:
Storage, handling, production, display, sampling or sale of agricultural, horticultural, floricultural or silvicultural products produced on the farm
Sheltering, raising, handling, processing or sale of agricultural animals or agricultural animal products
Business or office uses relating to the farm operations
Use of farm machinery or equipment or maintenance or storage of vehicles, machinery or equipment on the farm
Storage or use of supplies and materials used on the farm
Implementation of best management practices associated with farm operations.