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.

When do you need a permit:

The Township's Chief Building Official reviews and issues a variety of permits including:

A building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of:

  • a new building
  • an addition
  • a material alteration of any building or structure and includes most shipping containers

It is important to pre-consult with us before starting any building projects to ensure that any necessary permits are in place. This also ensures that what you are doing complies with any other municipal by-laws or approvals required by other agencies.


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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