General Building Information

General Building Information

Below are some handouts and pamphlets available on Building Permits

Building Permit Applications

Pamphlets

Forms

What are the requirements for YOUR project?

Are you building a...?

New House?

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Here are some guidelines to follow and requirements needed prior to applying for a building permit.

  1. Do you have an approved building lot, or if you are subdividing land, a subdivision plan will be required which must be drawn and stamped by a licensed surveyor. Note: approximately 30 days is required after submission of plans to the Development Officer for approval (phone: 897-3170)
  2. Where a central sewer system is not provided, approval from the Department of Environment and Labour for an on-site sewage disposal system is required. Note: approximately 30 days is required after application is submitted to the Department of Environment and Labour (Phone: 893-5880).
  3. A sewer permit is issued by the Municipality where a lot is serviced by central sewer. There will be a $100 sewer permit fee and $50 deposit associated with this permit. Note: approximately 5 days required for approval (Phone 897-3175).
  4. An approved driveway permit from the Department of Transportation and Public Works is needed for provincially owned roads. Note: approximately 14 days is required after an application is submitted to Department of Transportation (Phone: 893-5780).
    Proof of ownership of the land is sometimes required by a copy of a legal deed, or if you are building on someone else's property, a signed declaration by the owner must be submitted giving you approval to build on their land.
  5. When you have taken care of the above requirements and have the appropriate approvals, bring a complete set of building plans and a site plan showing the proposed location of the building with the set backs to the property lines to the Building Inspectors Office to fill out an application.
  6. Development permits are required if you are building in any of the zoned areas in the County. Note: approximately 7-10 days is required after completed application is submitted to the Development Officer's office (Phone: 897-3170).
  7. Your building plans will be reviewed by a Building Inspector for compliance with the current edition of the National Building Code and if approved, a building permit will be issued within 2-3 days.

An Addition?

A building permit is required for all types of construction, including additions. Permit fees for a residential addition is 0.06¢ per sq. ft.

Example: A single storey addition 12' x 10' = 120 sq. ft x 0.06 = $7 Information required to apply for a permit

  1. Plot Plan showing the setbacks of the addition (See Above Form_PlotPlan)
  2. Construction details (See the above Form_AccessorySheet)


A Deck?

A building permit is required for all types of construction, including decks.

Permit fees for a residential addition is 0.06¢ per sq. ft.

Example: A deck 10' x 10' = 100 sq. ft x 0.06 = $6.00

 

Information required to apply for a permit

  1. Plot Plan showing the setbacks of the deck (See Above Form_PlotPlan)
  2. Construction details (See Above Form_AccessorySheet)

Foundations for Decks

All decks and other raised platforms are required to have foundations that are below frost level except where:

  1. The deck is not attached to another structure and;
  2. The deck has an area of not more than 55 m2 (592 ft2) and;
  3. The deck is not more than one storey and;
  4. The deck does not support a roof and;
  5. The distance from finished grade to the underside of the floor joists is not more than 600 mm (24 inches)

A Garage/Storage Shed?

A building permit is required for most types of garages and sheds.

If you are located in an un-zoned area, a storage shed under 215 sq ft does not require a buildig permit, unless power is to be connected to the building.

Permit fees for a residential garage is 0.02¢ per sq. ft.

Example: A Garage 24' x 24' =576 sq. ft x 0.02 = $11.00

Information required to apply for a permit

  1. Plot Plan showing the setbacks of the garage (See Above Form_PlotPlan)
  2. Construction details (See above Form_AccessorySheet)