District of Nipissing
Projects that Require a Building Permit

Projects that Require a Building Permit

Under the Ontario Building Code Act, a building permit is required to construct demolish, renovate, alter, install or change the use of a building. The following is examples that require a building permit prior to construction.

  • Sheds outside dimensions exceeding 160 ft2, or 15m2.
  • Other accessory structures exceeding 108 sq. ft. or 10m2 (guest cabins/bunkies, gazebos etc.)
  • Additions to existing buildings or structures, including decking/stairs
  • Renovations that involve structural framing.
  • Replacement of doors or windows if the opening size is altered.
  • Repair or replacement of all types of building foundations.
  • Swimming pools and fence enclosures.

See also Projects That DO NOT Require a Building Permit

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Planning and Building Administrator | Tracy Cannon

Phone: 613-637-2650 EXT 203
Email Public Works: operations@southalgonquin.ca
Email Building/Planning: building@southalgonquin.ca

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