Municipal Office

DO I NEED A PERMIT?


Projects that require a Building Permit:

  • New construction and additions
  • Building renovations, including structural change or alteration
  • Decks, ramps, stairs, balconies, porches
  • Plumbing
  • Permanent sign structures
  • Accessory buildings greater than 10 square metres (108 square feet), e.g. sheds, garages
  • New windows and doors that are wider than existing ones
  • Demolition of buildings
  • Wood-burning stoves or fireplaces
  • Farm buildings
  • Change of Use

Projects that do not require a Building Permit:

  • Fences (other than pool enclosures)
  • Asphalt roof shingling
  • Eavestroughs
  • Damp proofing of basements
  • Free standing satelite dishes
  • Siding replacement
  • Window replacement (same size as existing ones)
  • Pool heaters
  • Painting and decorating
  • Accessory structures under 10 square metres (108 square feet) in area

Please note that although a building permit may not be required, you must still comply with the requirements of the Building Code, the Zoning By-law and other Township regulations, such as the Sign By-law and the Site Alteration By-law.