Municipal Information

Before You Get Started

No person shall construct or demolish a Building or cause a Building to be Constructed or Demolished unless a permit has been issued therefore by the Chief Building Official.

"Building" means,

  • a structure occupying an area greater than ten square metres consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto;
  • a structure occupying an area of ten square metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto;
  • plumbing not located in a structure;
  • a sewage system; or
  • structures designated in the building code.

"Construction" means to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere and "construction" has a corresponding meaning.

"Demolish" means to do anything in the removal of a building or any material part thereof and "demolition" has a corresponding meaning.

Period within which a Permit is Issued or Refused

Type of Permit Timeframe
Single Family Dwelling (SFD)  10 Business Days
House Addition/ Renovation  10 Business Days
Pools/Decks  10 Business Days
Shed/Garage/Pole Barn  10 Business Days
Commercial, Industrial, Institutional 15-30 Days upon complete application and applicable law compliance. 
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