What does ‘Building' mean?

"Building" means,

(a) 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,

(b) a structure occupying an area of ten square metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto,

(c) plumbing not located in a structure,

(c.1) a sewage system; or

(d) structures designated in the building code;

Construct is defined as to do anything in the erection, installation or 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.

A model of a house being built and designed.
Building Houses
Hammer and nails on top of drafting plans.
Building Permits
A deck being constructed.
Decks, Porches, and Verandahs
A free standing garage.
Garages and Sheds
A miniature house on a pile of draft papers.
Secondary Dwelling Units
A pile of sewage tubes.
Sewage System Installations
A fenced in outdoor in ground swimming pool.
Swimming Pools
Water flowing out of a tap into a glass.
Water Wells
An indoor wood stove with piles of wood on either side.
Woodstoves, Fireplaces, and Chimneys

Current Building Permit Fees 

Schedule A to By-law 2021-06-031

Effective July 1, 2021

2021 fee table
Permit Types2021 FeeDetails
Base rate $101.25 Charged at application submission
Residence - New, Additions or Extensive Renovations (plumbing permit included) $0.27 per square foot
  $281.25 minimum
Residential - Accessory Buildings and decks $0.27 per square foot
  $101.25 minimum
  $0.03 per square foot for plumbing permit if required
Deck - (less than 400 sq. ft.) $0.27 per square foot
  $101.25 minimum
Solid Fuel Burning Appliance $101.25  
Commercial - New Construction, Additions or Extensive Renovations (plumbing permit included) $0.51 per square foot
  $843.75 minimum
Commercial - Accessory Buildings $0.34 per square foot
  n/a minimum
Industrial - New Construction, Additions or Extensive Renovations (plumbing permit included) $0.68 per square foot
  $1,012.50 minimum
Industrial - Accessory Buildings $0.34 per square foot
  $506.25 minimum
Agricultural - New Construction, Additions or Extensive Renovations $0.27 per square foot
  $421.88 minimum
Agricultural - Accessory Buildings $0.17 per square foot
  $101.25 minimum
Pools $0.34 per square foot
  $101.25 minimum
Demolition Permits $101.25 minimum
Transmitter Tower - 30 feet and under $300.00  
Transmitter Tower - over 30 feet $300.00  
Change in use permits $300.00

 

Deferral of Revocation of Permits $101.25  
Conditional Permit $400.00  
Authorization of Equivalents $250.00  
Incomplete Application $101.25  
Refunds – Withdrawal of application or abandoned application 90% no review
  75% plans reviewed
  No refund Revoked permits
Sewer/septic permit fee table
Sewer/Septic Permit Types2021 FeeDetails
Class 2 systems (grey-water) $250.00  
Class 3 systems (cesspool) $250.00  
Class 4 (leaching bed, filter bed) $300.00  
Class 5 (holding tank) $200.00 per year
Investigations $101.25 per hour
Inspections and comments relating to sewage systems
Inspections and Comments relating to Sewage Systems2021 FeeDetails
For consents $300.00 for each new lot
Minor variance $84.38  
Plan of Subdivision $150.00 for each lot or block shown on proposed plan

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