Building code requirements vary from community to community, so we always recommend checking with your local officials prior to your yurt purchase. Yurts are classified by permitting authorities in different ways, including as a permanent structure or a temporary structure. They may also be viewed as an outbuilding much like a garage or storage building.
The best way to start is by taking our brochure, suggested deck plans, and information about snow loads and wind capacities to your local planning and zoning office. If they need more information, we can provide you with engineering data compiled by a Colorado-based engineering firm. In some cases, the permitting office will require that the engineering data be wet stamped (certified) by an engineer licensed in your state. We can provide this for most states in the U.S.