Do I need a Permit for Renovations/Alterations to my Property/House?
Residential renovations or alterations require a building permit. A residential renovation or alteration to your home can include enlarging a
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Do I need a permit for if I want to create/build Secondary Dwelling Unit (Additional Dwelling / Apartment)?
Yes, but first you need to check with the City/ Town whether the Zoning By-laws allow it, some Cities permit
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Do I need a Permit for Swimming Pool Enclosures?
If you are installing an above ground or inground swimming pool on your property, the fence (enclosure) surrounding the swimming
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Do I need a Permit for a new Hot Tub/ Whirlpool/ Outdoor Jacuzzi?
If you are installing a hot-tub or whirlpool on your property, a permit is required. If the hot-tub or whirlpool
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Do I need a Permit for minor Plumbing/ Septic work?
Whether you are adding new plumbing fixtures or making alterations to existing plumbing fixtures, a plumbing permit is required. Do
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Do I need a Permit to build a Garage (Attached /Detached)?
Yes, Construction of an attached or detached garage or a carport requires a building permit. If the construction of a
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Do I need a Permit for the Demolition of a structure on my property?
In most cases, a permit is required for demolition of any structure i.e. garage, addition, residential dwelling, commercial, institutional or
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I am building a fence. What do I need to know?
Fences do not require a building permit (excluding pool enclosures). Please ensure you observe the following requirements: – Refer to
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Do I need a Permit for Interior Alterations?
A building permit is required for all structural alterations (or material changes) within single family dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and townhouse
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Do I need a Permit if I want to enclose a porch, or glaze it /Cover it with windows?
Yes, A building permit is required for enclosing existing exterior porch areas (e.g. enclosing a front porch). You should also
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Do I need a Permit for New Door and Window Openings?
Yes, A building permit is required for enclosing existing exterior porch areas (e.g. enclosing a front porch).​ Establishing new openings
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What do I need a permit for/ When do I need a Building Permit?
In short, you need a permit for any structure in excess of 107 square feet in most municipalities in Ontario.
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