Thinking of putting in a swimming pool? Erecting a garage? Adding a garden shed? Before you get started check this page. There may be regulations that you must comply with in order to add these structures to your property.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Due to the varying inspection schedule of the Chief Building Official, it is recommended that those who wish to meet with the CBO schedule an appointment Monday to Thursday. To schedule an appointment contact the Building Department at 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Building Permits are required if you intend to add any sized addition or deck. Permit may also be required for interior renovations/plumbing works and the CBO should be consulted. Freestanding structures under 108 sq ft do not require a permit but must be located in compliance with Zoning By-laws.
In general the CBO has office hours in the mornings Monday-Thursday, and conducts inspections in the afternoon.
Sheds that are over 100 square feet require a building permit. Sheds that are under 100 square feet still must comply with zoning by-laws.
If you have concerns regarding lot lines and setbacks you may contact the planning department for further information.
Phone 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code) or email: email@example.com .
Decks and porches do require a building permit.
Swimming pools also require a building permit if the pool is over 18 inches (one and one half feet) deep. To learn more about swimming pool regulations, consult the Pool By-law:
Fences do not require building permits at this time. If your property is a corner lot, Zoning By-law setbacks from the corner may apply and you should contract the Planning Department for such information.
All building permit application forms are available at our Virtual Library or through our Forms Page.
Applications must be completed in full, signed by the property owner or their agent, and submitted directly to the Main Administration Office at 6544 New Dublin Rd.
ALL AREAS OF THE PERMIT APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED, as applicable, PRIOR TO SUBMISSION
PLANS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A QUALIFIED AND/OR REGISTERED DESIGNER WITH A BCIN NUMBER ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING UNLESS THE BUILDING IS A:
- Farm building less than 6460 sq. ft. (600m2) and 2 storeys or less
- Construction of a building that is owned by that person (residential only)
- The extension, material alteration or repair of a residential unit containing not more than 2 dwelling units where no dwelling unit is located above another dwelling unit (requested to be qualified but not registered with the Ministry)
- A detached residential accessory building that does not exceed 538 sq. ft. (50m2)
Applications must be submitted to the Chief Building Official at 6544 New Dublin Road. Once the completed application form is received and all required information received to deem applicaiton complete, the province dictates that the Building Department has a maximum of 10 days to issue a permit if appropriate. You will receive a telephone call when your permit is completed. All permit fees are due at the time you receive your permit.
Permit costs are generally determined in one of two ways - either through a flat fee or via the square footage. Click here to view the schedule of permit fees
The Chief Building Official calculates the final cost of the permit. The cost is payable at the time the permit is picked up. You will be notified of the cost of the permit when advised that the permit is ready for pick-up.
In addition to the Building Permit Fee, there is a Capital Development Charge (CDC) required for new residential construction in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, as authorized by By-law 07-31.
The CDC charge (s) were arrived at by a detailed consultant study undertaken in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and in a nutshell is a charge which reflects the added costs to the municipality required to maintain the same level of service to a new residential construction in the Township (interesting, as most people think a new residential construction brings new tax dollars to the municipality—which it does of course, but there is an overall added cost related to providing that new residential construction/its occupants with existing levels of services). Should you wish to receive a pamphlet which outlines the Capital Development Charge, please contact the Township Office.
Water Service Area
All Dwelling Units
All Development Types
$0.00 per square foot of bulding space or, $0.00 per metre of building space
Charged as determined by the equivalency to the above uses
*cost of connection, extension on and installation of waterline to be incurred by property owner and is over and above this charge.
Applying for a building permit? Get all the information you will need to accurately complete the application form. Check out the Information Guides provided by the Township.
All building permit information guides are available at our Virtual Library.
If you needed a building permit to put it up, you will need a demolition permit to take it down.
The Township provides copies of all building and demolition permits to MPAC, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, in an effort to assist them in maintaining up to date records. Adding or removing structures from your property may affect your assessed value.
Just like building permits, demolition permit applications must be completed in full and signed by the property owner or their agent, then returned to the Main Administration Office at 6544 New Dublin Road. A flat fee of $25.00 applies for this permit.
Once a building permit has been issued and construction is underway, you will be required to request and submit to several inspections. The number and type of inspections depends on what you are building.
The following information has been extracted from the building permit application packages and applies to inspections for:
- Minor Residential Building Permits
- Storage Shed New
- Outdooe Furnace
Please contact the office by phone or fax to request an inspection (phone 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code), fax. 613-345-7235).
The person to whom this permit has been issued shall notify the Chief Building Official in advance of the stages of construction specified below. A minimum of twenty-four (24) hours notice is required to ensure an inspection.
The following stages of construction must be inspected prior to covering any work. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the contractor/builder having to uncover any work needed to allow the inspection at his/her expense before proceeding with construction. This will cause unnecessary delays and may require the removal of finished materials.
Any changes to construction authorized by your permit must be approved by the Chief Building Official. Please consult the inspector for any further information. The building permit must be posted on the property in a location visible from the street, and the approved permit drawings must be kept at the construction site and made available to the inspector. (THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO WOOD STOVES).
Contact Ontario One Call to arrange inspection for any buried utilities, at 1-800-400-2255 (before you dig). Permission is not included to dig, tunnel or bore into or under any part of a street, nor to occupy or obstruct any street, sidewalk or other municipal property. To obtain permission to occupy the street or sidewalk during construction, a formal request must be field with the Clerk of the municipality.
- Commencement of construction of the building
- Readiness to construct the footings;
- Substantial completion of the footings and foundations and prior to backfill;
- Substantial completion of structural framing;
- Substantial completion of plumbing rough-in;
- Substantial completion of insulation and vapour barrier;
- Substantial completion of interior finishes and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment;
- Substantial completion of exterior cladding and site grading;
- Completion of construction and installation of components required to permit occupancy by Sentences 126.96.36.199. (2) and 188.8.131.52.(1);
- Prior to occupancy. It is a serious offence to occupy a new dwelling unit/addition or commercial unit/addition for which an occupancy permit has not been issued.
The Chief Building Official may revoke a building permit issued under the Building Code Act:
- if, after six months after its issuance, the construction or demolition in respect of which it was issued has, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, been not seriously commenced; or
- if the construction or demolition of the building is, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, substantially suspended or discontinued for a period of more than one year; or
- as otherwise provided by Part (10) of the Ontario Building Code Act.
Contact the Chief Building Official if you have any further quesitons regarding building and demolition permits.
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2 Addison, ON K0E 1A0
613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)