Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licensing, and construction & inspection services.
Includes carport, gazebo and accessory structures
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Minor structures under 1.85 m (6 feet) do not require permits: barbecue, bird feeder, dog house, treehouse, flagpole, fire pit, lawn sculpture.
For structures attached to a house or within 0.9 m (3 feet) of a house see Home Additions
A site plan is required for all applications. Follow the steps below to submit a correct site plan and minimize application processing times.
If your property is located on a corner lot, see the corner lots section.
See the Zoning Bylaw for a current definition of corner lots.
If your property is located on a corner lot you can:
All projects require a site plan to be submitted with your application.
Homeowners and/or contractors are responsible for ensuring that designs and construction meet safety codes.
The following items are often overlooked:
Where roof framing bears on the garage overhead doorway, header beams must be:
Design drawings are required for all custom built structures.
Most projects require a development permit and a building permit. City staff will determine which permits and fees apply to your project.
Each application is unique. Typical applications involve the following fees:
|Fixed Price Application Fees|
|Permit Type||Permit Fee||Safety Codes Fee||Total|
|Building Permit (1)||$112||$4.50||$116.50|
|Heating, Cooling or Ventilation (HVAC) Permit||$112||$4.50||$116.50|
(1) Assuming a Construction Value up to $50,000.
Construction Value does not include: landscaping, parking lots, sidewalks, furnishings, appliances, interior window coverings, temporary service connections, insurance or bonding, interim financing, permit fees, professional consulting fees, GST.
Additional charges may apply when the permits are obtained after a structure is built.
Required For All Applications:
Kits, Packages and Pre-Assembled Structures:
Custom Built Structures:
Application processing times vary. During peak season (March-August) typical applications are processed within 3-4 weeks. Complex applications may require additional processing time.
Inspections may be required at various stages of your project. Review your building permit conditions to understand when to request inspections.
Online Applications: Schedule your inspection online after your permit has been issued.
In Person Applications: Call 311 to book your once your permit has been issued.
To learn more visit Safety Codes Inspection Services.