Do I need a permit to build a storage shed in my backyard?

Non-Residential Buildings - All non-residential buildings require a building permit.
Residential Buildings - One & two-family dwellings and townhouses one-story detached accessory structures that are 200 square feet or less used as tools and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses do not require a building permit.  A building permit is required for accessory buildings that are more than 200 square feet or two stories.
All accessory buildings, including those that do not require a building permit, must meet the zoning ordinance requirements including but not limited to setbacks, height, and lot coverage. 

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1. Where can I find a list of building permits issued?
2. Where do I find the fees for building permits?
3. Do I need a permit to build a storage shed in my backyard?
4. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?
5. Do I need a permit to re-roof?
6. Do I have to replace roof decking when replacing shingles on my home?
7. We are remodeling our kitchen. Do I need a permit, even if we are doing the work ourselves?
8. What are the fencing requirements for a swimming pool?
9. Will the City of Mansfield inspect my home and tell me what is wrong if I am having problems?
10. Before I start digging, what do I need to do?
11. What should I look for in a contractor?
12. How do I request an inspection from Building Safety?
13. Must I obtain a Fire Inspection prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy?
14. Who can I use to provide a roll-off dumpster?
15. Building Setback: What is building setbacks?