When do I require a building permit?

Building Permits deal with the structural sufficiency of buildings and the health and safety of the building’s occupants. A Building Permit is required for construction, repair, reconstruction, relocation, addition to or structural alteration of any building. Building Permits are not required for fences and sheds less than 150 sq. ft.

In all cases where the National Building Code applies, the drawings shall be certified by a professional engineer or architect as to the safety of construction, for protection and other structural considerations, except for single family dwellings, which may be reviewed by the Development Officer where no certificate has been submitted.

Please note building permit application forms are only available at Town Hall.