Hiring Professional Support
Homeowners are encouraged to consider hiring professional contractors and designers to assist them, especially for more complex projects. Professional contractors and designers can help make the application process smoother by designing your project and drawing your plans so they meet requirements as well as applying for permits on your behalf.
We recommend using a contractor experienced in the type of project proposed. Working without an experienced, certified professional may significantly increase the application review processing time as City staff may require you to modify your plans to comply with regulations.
Tips for Planning Your Project
Applications with variance considerations will be subject to additional processing times. This will ensure the location and/or width of the driveway does not have a negative impact on the neighbouring properties for not meeting the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw.
Be mindful of construction safety considerations, such as being aware of and not damaging gas or other utility line locations