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Building Approvals

A building permit is required for all work on a new building or structure and for the demolition, relocation, alteration, or replacement of an existing building or structure. Changes in the use of a building or land may also require a permit.

In areas where there is a land use by-law in effect, it is also necessary to obtain a development permit. A development permit provides confirmation that the project is in compliance with the regulations of the land use by-law with regards to the use, lot requirements and development requirements. When required, a development permit must be issued prior to the issuance of the building permit.

The building and development permit's primary role is to protect the property owner and community by assuring that the development is in conformity with regulations, by-laws, and the National Building Code of Canada.