FAQ

How long is a Development Permit valid for?

  • Development Permit is valid for twelve (12) months unless otherwise stipulated
  • If the use has been discontinued for a period of more than twelve (12) consecutive months.

How long is a Building Permit valid for?

  • Building Permits expire 6 months from the date issued if work has not commenced or if work is suspended for 6 months.
  • Building Bylaw – Section 5(11)

Can I get an extension for my Permit?

  • If you require an extension for your permit, you will be required to write a letter to council outlining aspects of the project that have been completed and what is remaining giving an estimated timeline and target completion date.

Do I require a Permit for a Deck?

  • A Building Permit IS required for a deck if the height at any point is above 2 feet from ground level.

Do I require a permit for an accessory building under 10m square?

  • Building Permits are NOT typically required for accessory buildings (garden sheds, tool sheds, etc.) under 10m square.

Do I need a permit for cosmetic upgrades?

  • Typically no permit is required for cosmetic upgrades such as painting or flooring which do NOT affect the structural or life safety.