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Building Permits

You will require a building permit before starting work if you plan to:

  • Construct a new building or structure on your property, including a fence, deck, shed or in-ground pool
  • Make material alterations, additions or repairs to a building
  • Excavate or construct a foundation
  • Install heating, ventilating, air conditioning, a fireplace, or a solid fuel burning appliance
  • Do plumbing inside or outside of a residence, including: yard piping; basement plumbing improvements; adding hot tub or other plumbing fixture
  • Locate a temporary building, mobile home or pre-built structure
  • Renovate or convert an existing building
  • Finish a basement
  • Demolish an existing building or part
  • Move a building from one location to another
  • Construct a driveway

For more information on building permits and inspection, please download the Homeowner Guide to Building Permits


Building Application Forms

Required Forms



Any work that is to be covered up by the next stage of work requires an inspection. Examples include: footings, underground services, framing and plumbing. Once a Building Inspector is reasonably certain that work is proceeding correctly, s(he) will likely grant permission to continue work to the next stage. Note - All work should be substantially complete before an inspection is requested, as re-inspection fees must be paid when work is incomplete, faulty or covered up without inspection. 


Should you have any outstanding questions regarding permits or inspection, please do not hesitate to book an appointment with a Building Inspector. A representative will be pleased to discuss your plans and advise you about permits or other approvals that you might need.

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