A building permit is the expressed permission of a municipality to start construction of a building project in compliance with the building code and act. You must obtain a building permit before you do any of the following:
Why do I need a building permit?
A building permit is a means to regulate developments in the community to meet health, fire, structural and general safety standards to protect individuals and the community as a whole. It is illegal to start work without a permit. Anyone who starts work without a building permit is in contravention of municipal by-law and the Ontario Building Code Act and is; therefore, subject to financial and legal consequences.
Helpful Links / Forms
Application for a permit to construct or demolish (paid by cash or cheque only)- Click HERE
Deck Checklist (paid by cash or cheque only)- HERE
Culvert Permit - HERE
Minor Variance Application - HERE
Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance & Other Acceptable Compliance Methods - Click HERE
Building Permit Fees By-Law