Most property development, alterations, or repairs will require a permit (home repairs, fences, roofs, siding, etc.). Please see the below list for application forms, which correspond to common work.
|I want to build, add, or replace||Application Form|
• Garage (detached)
• Baby barn
• Greenthouse, etc.
|Accessory Building Application|
• Retaining wall
|Miscellaneous permit – Fence
Also see Fence Regulations
• Wheelchair ramp
|Miscellaneous Permit – Deck|
|• Swimming pool (above or in-ground)
• Wading pool (non-portable)
• Water feature
|Miscellaneous Permit – Swimming Pool|
|I want to undertake general exterior home or property maintenance to…|
|• Roof shingles, sheathing
• Siding, cladding, fascia, etc.
• Windows, external doors
• Broken Boards or rails, or a section of deck or fence
• Mini split / heat pump
|Miscellaneous Permit – General Repairs|
|• Garden and other decorative features||No permit required|
|• Cosmetic interior upgrades such as flooring cabinets, countertop, fixtures, etc.||No permit required|
In most cases, a permit fee will be required at time of application with the completed form. These permits are processed within 4 to 7 business days. A building inspector will conduct a site visit and leave a permit card on site when approved. Permits are valid for one year. If the work is started but not completed within one year, the permit must be renewed for an additional year. If the work has not started within one year, a new application is required.