District of Nipissing
Projects that DO NOT Require a Building Permit

Projects that DO NOT Require a Building Permit

The following examples are work that does not require a building permit however, you must still comply with the Township of South Algonquin’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law and, if applicable the Ontario Building Code.

  • A shed is exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit, provided that the shed,

a) is not more than 15 m2 in gross area,

(b) is not more than one storey in building height,

(c) is not attached to a building or any other structure,

(d) is used only for storage purposes ancillary to a principal building on the lot, and

(e) does not have plumbing

  • Fences.
  • Replacement of plumbing fixtures (toilet, sink, bathtub, shower, hot water tank) in their original location.
  • Replacement of doors and windows provided the opening size is not changed.
  • Replacement of shingles or other roofing materials. However, if you are replacing or adding new roof trusses or changing from shingles to steel or vice versa a building permit is required.

Note: Zoning By-Law requirements must be followed.

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