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By Tim Powell
A building permit is a formal approval from your municipality to construct, add to or renovate a building on your property. Building permits allow a municipality to protect the interest of both the individuals and community as a whole. By reviewing and approving plans before any work is done, the municipality can ensure that buildings comply with:
The Ontario Building Code Act thar sets standards for design and material. It was developed by the Province of Ontario in 1974 and the responsibility of Administration and Enforcement was delegated to the Municipalities. Prior to the Province developing the O.B.C., each municipality developed and implemented its own standards and regulations for construction, This led to inconsistencies in materials, standards and enforcement. The Building Code contributes to the safe construction of buildings and protects the property owner, the contractor and the municipality.
The Local Zoning By-Laws
The above agencies are only an example of the most common authorities having jurisdiction of some elements at a property where their approval is necessary prior to the issuance of a building permit at a Municipal level.
When do you require a Building Permit
What happens during Construction
What happens if you don’t get a building permit
When do you not require a building permit
In closing, the building codes are a minimum standard for the Health and Safety of all, from initial construction to final occupancy, there is no downside to obtaining the proper approvals for any project, wether it is just a building permit for that garage, deck or porch or wether you have to install a new septic system for your project to go forward it all contributes to healthy and safe development for your properties, our lakes and our community as a whole.
There are two qualified inspectors with the municipality and we are
available to discuss your building and zoning needs Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., we can be reached at 1 (705 ) 656-4445.
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