Town to Waive Home Improvement Permit Fees

Town to Waive Home Improvement Permit Fees

Town of Conception Bay South to Waive Home Improvement Permit Fees starting June 1, 2020

The Town of Conception Bay South will be waiving all residential permit fees for decks, fences, general repairs and accessory buildings beginning June 1, 2020 for the remainder of the year. Council noted that it is a challenging time for residents, and this fee elimination will help reduce financial hardship.

“Council strives to reduce the financial burden for its residents, and believes that the best place for residents’ money is in their own pockets.  This is certainly the case during these challenging times.  This summer, many people will not be taking vacations in the traditional manner, so this could be a great time to invest in upgrades to their homes. By eliminating permit fees, residents may now feel more inclined and in a better financial position to make home renovations. This will subsequently help support local businesses as well,” said Mayor Terry French.

Residents will still be required to make a permit application for decks, fences, general repairs and accessory buildings and comply with development regulations; however, there will be no charge. Even in these hard times, the Town continues to accept permits applications, and in some areas is doing better than last year.

The Town of Conception Bay South has a residential property tax mil rate of 7.15, the lowest of any comparable municipality in the province. The Town also has the lowest water and sewer tax rate of all the major communities on the Northeast Avalon and has eliminated the residential building permit fee in 2020 for anyone wishing to build there.

Build or Replace Application Form
• Shed
• Garage (detached)
• Baby barn
• Greenthouse, etc.
Accessory Building Application
• Deck or Patio
• Fence
• General repairs (windows, siding, roofs, etc.)
Miscellaneous permit

As the Town Hall is closed due to COVID-19, completed application forms should be emailed to planning@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

For more information contact the Planning and Development Department at (709) 834-6500 ext. 401 or email planning@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

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