Building - Permit Review
Depending on the complexity of your project, your permit application will be reviewed to ensure that the proposed construction or demolition will comply with the Ontario Building Code and applicable laws. The review process includes:
Zoning Plan Examination: staff will check for compliance with the regulations and provisions of the Zoning By-law such as proposed use, minimum setback requirements, lot coverage, building height, etc.
Building Code Examination: staff will review the proposed construction for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, and applicable laws.
Grading Approval: staff from the Public Works Department will review the grading plan for compliance with town specifications and good engineering practice.
If during the review, additional clarification is required or deficiencies are identified, you or your agent will be notified.
It is very advantageous to ensure the necessary information is submitted promptly. Depending on the type of information missing or incorrect, the issuance of the permit will be delayed until all the requested/required information is received and found to be in compliance. The Plans Examiner reviews numerous other applications at the same time your application is in the queue. This may cause a delay between the time you re-submit the information and the first opportunity the Plans Examiner has to re-open your file.
Processing times vary depending on available resources, volume of applications and the completeness of your application. Staff at the counter will advise you of the projected time for providing you with a first response to your application.
When the review of your application is complete and all requirements have been met, you or your agent will be notified that the permit is ready for pick-up.
The permit is issued upon the payment of all outstanding fees and charges.
Only upon the issuance of the permit, are you legally entitled to commence construction, including any demolition.
You must ensure that the permit is posted at the construction site and the approved drawings are made available at the construction site for the Building Inspector to undertake the necessary inspections.