Building Permits

Building Permits

Purpose of Building Permits

A building permit is legal permission to start construction knowing that the issued drawings comply with appropriate governmental regulations. In addition, the building permit helps enforce the requirements of the Building Code, Zoning By-law as well as other laws and standards to ensure compliance during construction as well as the safety of the building.

Building Without a Permit is Against the Law

It is your responsibility, as the homeowner, to ensure that a building permit is obtained before you start construction. Building without a permit is against the law and could result in you and/or your contractor being subject to fines or penalties as set out in the Building Code Act.

Building Permit Application Form, Checklists and Guides

New Effective January 1, 2021 a Municipal Zoning Compliance form must be filled out by the property owner and verified by the Principal Authority (Municipality) and shall accompany the building permit application in order for the application to be deemed complete and be processed.

Municipal Zoning/General Standards By-law Compliance Form
Building Permit Application Checklist
Building Permit Application
Building Permit Checklist
Agent Authorization Form
Building By-Law 30-18
Joint Building Committee Comment Form
Joint Building Committee Code of Conduct

Rates and Fees

Applicable Contacts

• Electrical Inspections - Electrical Safety Authority Hydro One, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) 1-888-664-9376, for electrical inspections call 1-877-372-7233
• Docks, boathouses or shoreline improvements - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: 705-645-8747 and Department of Fisheries and Oceans: 705-746-2196
• Septic Installation and Inspections - North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority: 705-474-5420