By GREGORY PATTISON /

WHEN DO YOU NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?

This is a excellent question. Under the Building Code Act, below is a list of common projects where a building permit is required:

  • Constructing a new building or addition on your property
  • Demolition or altering an existing building’s structure or building system
  • Changing an existing building’s use (ex. from residential to an office)
  • Constructing a basement entrance
  • Adding new windows or doors where there were none before
  • Enlarging or relocating existing windows or doors
  • (more…)