You will need to contact the respective city if the property is within the City of Bushnell (352-793-2591) or Wildwood (352-330-1330). Residents of the unincorporated County and Cities of Coleman, Center Hill, and Webster, who have an agricultural classification as determined by the Property Appraiser, may apply for an agricultural exemption building permit at either of the two Sumter County Zoning offices (319 East Anderson Ave, Bushnell or 7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood). The agricultural exemption building permit can only be used on structures that will be used solely for bona fide agricultural purposes. The structure cannot have any residential component, including a bunkhouse or apartment.
The agricultural exemption building permit is free.
Agricultural exempt structures do not require construction documents (engineering) or inspections unless they are constructed in a regulated flood zone with more than two walls. A fire inspection may be required if the building will be used for gathering of public such as a wedding venue.