In order to carry out any construction, renovations and/or demolitions you must complete and submit an Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish to the Building Controls Department. This must be done prior to the commencement of construction/demolition as the plans and specifications of the project must be reviewed to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code and any other legislation.
A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the municipality and ensures that construction within the municipality meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of the codes are carried out to protect publics health, safety and welfare.
Compliance with Municipal By-Laws such as the Zoning By-law are also evaluated during the review process. The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the municipality and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound.
By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.
Examples That DO Require a Permit:
Examples That DO NOT Require a Building Permit:
If you are unsure whether a building permit is required or not, please contact the building department at 705-869-4232 or email.
If you would like to schedule an in person meeting, please call the Township Office at 705-869-4232 to set up an appointment.