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 1573/23
- 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 at 613-687-5536 x2011