Building Permits are required for the construction of any new buildings; renovation or demolition of existing buildings; to modify heating, plumbing, or air conditioning systems; for extensive electrical work; to build a deck; to erect a fence or to install a pool.
When is a Building Permit Required?
When is a Building Permit NOT Required?
For the construction of any new buildings
To renovate, repair or add to an existing building
To demolish or remove portion of an existing building
To demolish or remove all of an existing building
To relocate an existing building
To change the use of a building
To install, change, or remove partitions and load bearing walls
To make new window or door openings in an existing building
To change the size of windows or doors in an existing building
To build a garage or balcony
To build a deck, whether it is attached to a building or not
To excavate a basement
To construct a foundation
To install or modify heating, plumbing, and air conditioning systems
To do extensive electrical work
To install or modify fireplaces
To construct or reconstruct a chimney
To install a pool or any device capable of holding 600mm water (24”) or more
To erect a fence
To replace existing doors or windows with the same size doors or windows
To install or replace vinyl siding on any structure. All other siding installations would require a Building Permit.
To construct a utility shed under 100 square feet
To re-shingle a roof when there is no structural work required
To install eves trough (drainage must be contained to your property)
To replace or increase attic insulation
To replace or install drywall or plaster
To damp proof a basement
To paint or redecorate
To install kitchen or bathroom cupboards
To replace existing decking surface or replace existing non-structural components of a deck, veranda, landing or stairs unless the purpose is to bring it up to Code,
Building Permit Applications
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