Building By-law Enforcement

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Minor Variance Application0.1 MB
Site Plan Approval Application17 KB

BUILDING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED

IN GENERAL TO ERECT, INSTALL, EXTEND, CHANGE THE USE OF, ALTER OR REPAIR A BUILDING. A BUILDING IS DEFINED AS A STRUCTURE OCCUPYING AN AREA GREATER THAN 10 SQUARE METERS (107 SQUARE FEET).

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION 2017 (0.6 MB)

The following are examples of projects which would require building permits:

  • construct a new home
  • add a carport, garage, or rooms to an existing home
  • install new rooms in the attic
  • any structural work
  • add dormers
  • enclose a porch – roof over a sundeck
  • repairs or renovations
  • raise the house to provide a full basement or first storey
  • excavate the basement to provide a full basement
  • add structural features such as decks, balconies, canopies etc
  • accessory buildings such as garage, tool shed, playhouse, etc.
  • (separate from the house) (see our staff re: allowable size)
  • retaining wall – in excess of 1 metre in height
  • install a swimming pool
  • install chimney, wood stove, fireplace

BUILDING PERMITS NOT REQUIRED

When you do non-structural work such as:

  • painting
  • landscaping, sidewalks, driveways
  • kitchen cupboards
  • eaves trough
  • erect a fence other than swimming pool enclosure fence

BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED

  • North Bay – Mattawa Conservation Authority or Ministry of Environment & Energy Septic Approval
  • M.T.O./District/Municipal Entrance Permit
  • M.T.O. Land Use Permit
  • Hydro Permit
  • Ministry of Natural Resources Working on Water Permit
  • DFO – FHM (fish habitat review)
  • Township Entrance Permit

OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND JURISDICTIONS

YOU MAY NEED APPROVAL/UNDERGROUND LOCATIONS OR PERMITS FROM:

  • Committee of Adjustment
    • minor variance
    • land severance
  • Planning Department
  • rezoning
    • development control
  • Bell Canada
    • underground telephone locations
  • Ontario Hydro
    • underground hydro locations

WHY THERE ARE BY-LAWS & CODES

By-laws and codes ensure that development meets health, fire, structural, and general safety requirements for the protection of the individual as well as the community as a whole. By-laws and codes also ensure a better standard of growth and development of the municipalities.

CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT A PERMIT

NO CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, ERECTION, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, OR CHANGE OF USE SHALL OCCUR UNTIL A BUILDING PERMIT IS APPLIED FOR AND ISSUED. STARTING CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT A PERMIT IS ILLEGAL AND AN OFFENCE UNDER THE ONTARIO BUILDING CODE ACT.

CHANGES/VARIATIONS FROM THE REVIEWED PLANS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THE CHANGES.

CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Chris Bordeleau, Chief Building Official
Township of McKellar
P.O. Box 69, 701 Hwy #124
McKellar, Ontario P0G 1C0
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mon-Fri
(705) 389-2842
RE: Permits, Inspections, Inquires
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North-Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority
69 Bowes Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 2L5
(705) 746-7566
RE: Private Waste Disposal Systems
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Greg Gostick, Public Works Superintendent
Township of McKellar
P.O. Box 69, 701 Hwy #124
McKellar, Ontario P0G 1C0
(705) 389-2891
RE: Entrance Permits
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Ministry of Natural Resources
7 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1S4
(705) 746-4201
RE: All work on or above the Crown Lake Bed

Ministry of Natural Resources Working on Water Permit

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Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Fish Habitat Management
28 Waubeek Street
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 1B9
(705) 746-2196 Ext 215 or 213
RE: Fish Habitat Review
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Ministry of Transportation
207 Main Street W
P.O. Bag 5000
Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1Z9
(705) 789-2391
RE: Building or Land Use Permit
and/or Entrance Permit
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Electrical Safety Authority
Customer Service Centre
P.O. Box 24143,
Pinebush Postal Outlet
Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 8E6
(877) 372-7233 or www.esasafe.com
RE: Application for Inspection