Building Permits

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Building Permits for Docks

Tent Guide and Regulations

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WHEN IS A BUILDING/DEMOLITION PERMIT REQUIRED?

Section 8(1) of The Building Code Act states “No person shall construct or demolish a building or cause a building to be constructed or demolished unless a permit has been issued therefore by the Chief Building Official”. 


Section 1(1) defines a building as (a) a structure occupying an area greater than 10 square metres consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system servicing the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto, (b) a structure occupying an area of 10 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.


A designated structure includes tents if the area is greater than 30 m² (645 ft²).  All tents greater than 30 m² (323 ft²) whether or not a building permit is required must meet the Fire Code requirements and must be approved by the Emergency Services Department. 


For further information, please contact the Building Department at 705-765-3156 

 
 

 

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