I don’t have a code book here in front of me, but the answer must be no. I think however this is where the code indicates the minimum requirements and in reality we do something different.
In a shed/garage we likely would be putting in some sort of sub panel to divide out the circuits thus needing or using a main disconnect of one type or another. Having said that, I don’t believe there is anything stopping you from running several circuits to the shed and using them either. The hassle is of course if the breaker trips you need to run all the way back to the house.
[This message has been edited by Navyguy (edited 03-08-2006).]