Is a building permit required?

Is a Building Permit Required?

Building permits are usually required but not limited to:

  • New building construction
  • Garages and carports
  • Decks
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Mobile homes
  • Renovations, alteration or addition to an existing building
  • Basement development in a dwelling unit
  • Fireplaces, wood stoves and heaters
  • Retaining walls
  • Change of use or occupancy of a building
  • Work to remedy an unsafe condition or fire official’s order
  • Temporary buildings

Building permits are not usually required for:

  • Fences
  • Driveways and parking lots
  • Sidewalks
  • Painting, decorating, laying carpet and general maintenance
  • Replacement using the same materials and not affecting structural, electrical or mechanical systems (roofing, siding, windows)
  • Accessory buildings (garden sheds, tool sheds) not greater than 9 m2  (100 ft2 ) in area, limit of one per property
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs less than 600 mm in depth

Development Permits may be required so please check with Judy at the Town Office at 306-745-5405  or 306-745-3942

For more information see the Bylaw HERE


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