BUILDING, DEMOLITION & CHANGE OF USE PERMITS:
Building permits are required for most construction activity, including construction or placement of new buildings on a property, building renovations, installation of outdoor furnaces, etc., as well as for demolition of a structure. Contact our Chief Building Official, Henry Van Ael
, to inquire whether your project requires a building permit.
All building activity within the Township is governed by the Ontario Building Code Act, 1992
, as amended, and related regulations. In addition, buildings and property use is regulated by the Township's Official Plan and Zoning By-Law.
Permit fees are based on construction costs according to a formula based on square footage and will be calculated by CBO following submission of your application.
Rule of Thumb: If you're in doubt about whether you need a building permit for a project, give Henry a call.
Yes, you do need to obtain a demolition permit before taking down a building or structure.
A permit for a change of use is required to change the use of any building to residential.
It's much easier to make the call than to pay a fine of minimum $200 or 10% of the building's construction value for building, demolishing or changing a use without a permit.
CBO Contact Information:
Henry Van Ael, CBCO, Chief Building Official and Building Inspector
Phone: 807-274-6053, Fax: 807-274-8449, email: firstname.lastname@example.org