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Information, Fees & By-laws

For all Application(s), submit ONLINE using CLOUDPERMIT

The below information pertains to residential and commercial properties:

When do you need a permit? 

A permit must be obtained before

  • constructing any new building or additional structure on your property
  • repairing or adding to an existing building
  • excavating or constructing a foundation
  • installing heating, plumbing, air conditioning or a masonry fireplace
  • erecting temporary buildings or demolishing existing structures
  • replacing or installing a new septic system
  • installing new or altering existing signs, including portable signs; See By-law 794/12
  • any construction in water (e.g. a dock or boathouse with solid foundation - Ministry of Natural Resources)
  • changing the use of a building (changing the business and/or potentially increasing its hazard)

What happens to your application? 

Planning & Development will review an application to confirm that the proposed work complies with the Ontario Building Code, Building Code Act, Zoning By-law, Official Plan and other applicable law(s). 

What happens during construction? 

A Building Inspector will determine if construction is being completed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code; the original permit and approved plans. 

It is the Owner's/Applicants responsibility to

  • have the permit and plans available on site; and
  • contact the Municipality for appropriate inspections; including a final to close the permit

What happens if you don't get a building permit? 

 Anyone who is found guilty of building without a permit can be fined.  Further to this, by-law 1410/21; a Starting without a permit - Administration fee can be applied.

Inquiries contact Planning & Development Administrative Assistant, Amy Brazeau at abrazeau@petawawa.ca