anything that is 121 sq.ft. or more is taxed.
whether attached or not.
concrete filled or sand filled - doesn't matter
that's why my dog house, garden shed and tool shed are exactly 120 sq.ft
| hi folks,
| I'm getting ready to build a pergola/arbor to support my grape vines,
| I've run into a snag.... around here, if a "structure" has a
| (including sonnet tubes), it is considered permanent, and therefore
| (add even more onto the already astronaomical property taxes)..... I'm
| planning to build a timberframe style pergola with 6 posts (2 rows of
| posts each). The three posts are 6'9" apart, and the 2 rows are 8'
| The pergola will be 8'6" at the highest point.
| My question is: is there any way to build this without putting a
| foundation down? I'd like to avoid tying the posts together at ground
| as I'm hoping to set it up so that people cane walk in and out of it
| (without tripping on a sill).....
| Acording to the local building contractor "stakes" are not considered
| permanent, but I'm not sure a stake wouls provide suffucient strength.
| not worried about settling (up and down movement), but more racking -
| structure will be very rigid at the top - there will be braces from
| legs to the top sill, but unless the legs are securely anchored to (or
| sunken into) the ground, I'm worried about them shifting