How Much Does a Carport Cost?

"Budget Breakdown: The True Cost of Building a Carport," by Alan's Factory Outlet, outlines the cost drivers when building a carport.
A simple do-it-yourself carport runs $10 to $20 per square foot (PSF) and increases to $15 to $30+ PSF when adding storage, lighting, or certain architectural styles.

Finally, labor is usually 20 to 40% of the total cost, but using experienced builders helps avoid mistakes. Carports require permits that lead to fees of $75 to $300. You should obtain all permits before starting work on the carport.