Permits and Application Fees

On this page, you will find information about the permit application process. There are two main types of permit applications: Development Permit’s and Building Permit’s. If you are seeking preliminary feedback on a potential development, you may complete and submit a Pre-Application form to solicit initial feedback from the Village. 

Pre-Application Process 

In advance of making a formal land use application, a prospect applicant may submit a “Pre-Application” to request feedback regarding the following: 

  • A rezoning 

  • A subdivision 

  • A variance 

  • A conditional use 

  • A secondary plan 

  • An amendment to an existing agreement imposed as a condition of approval of a previous development application 

  • An amendment to the Development Plan or Zoning By-law, or 

  • Any combination of the above. 

[Download Pre-Application Form]

Development Application Process 

Development application means any application in connection with a development, approval, order, by-law or amendment that would allow a development. Development is defined as: 

  • the construction of a building on, over or under land; 

  • a change in the use or intensity of use of a building or land; 

  • the removal of soil or vegetation from land; and 

  • the deposit or stockpiling of soil or material on land and the excavation of land. 

A development permit authorizes you to develop a property that is subject to a zoning by-law. The application may be processed and approved either by the Public Hearing process or administratively by the Development Officer depending on the type of development application, which typically include the following: 

  • Development Plan Amendments 

  • Zoning By-law Amendments / Rezoning 

  • Conditional Use 

  • Variance / Minor Variance 

  • Site Plan Approval / Design Review 

For more information about Development Applications, please see our Development Application guide and form. 

[Download Development Application Guide]

[Download Development Application Form] 

Building Permit Application Process 

A building permit gives you legal permission to start the construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and plan specifications. By working with our building inspector, you will benefit from their knowledge of the building codes to ensure your construction project is built right, will be safe, and will last. Safe construction practices help protect you, your family, your friends, and your investment. 

When do I need a building permit? 

Building Permits are required for the following projects: 

  • Single- & Semi-detached dwellings 

  • Multiple-family dwellings 

  • Attached garages or carports 

  • Decks (attached to a dwelling or to an existing attached deck that is over 2ft high) 

  • Additions (enclosed decks, sunrooms) 

  • Detached accessory structures of 108 sq. ft. or more in building area 

  • Structural alterations / renovations 

  • Demolition or relocation of any structure 

  • Signage 

  • Temporary structures  

  • Swimming pools (hot tubs, fish ponds) additionally require a 6ft enclosed fence 

  • Plumbing (including sump pits, sump pumps, backwater valves) 

  • Wood Stove/Fireplace 

  • Basement development (foundation repairs, floodproofing, structure altercation) 

  • Electrical including (including air conditioner) 

  • Change of use permits 

 Building Permits are not required for the following: 

  • Painting, stucco, siding, shingles where the same material is used. 

  • Replacement of doors or windows where the size of the openings is not altered. 

  • Installation of cabinets or shelves. 

  • Non-structural alterations/renovations. 

How can I obtain a Building Permit? 

As part of the Building Permit application process, you may be required to provide additional documentation such as: 

  • Site Plan including a Survey of property or Staking certificate, location of proposed building/structure, including dimensions of building/structure and distances from all property lines to the proposed building/structure. 

  • Building/Structure Plans including both either a digital copy or two paper copies with clearly marked dimensions (a large set must be available on-site), sealed by a Professional Engineer (required and must appear on 1 set of paperwork), and a Letter of Assurance from Engineer (when requested). 

You may submit this application in-person or by email to: 

[Download Building Permit Application] 

Application Fees 

The following list includes all relevant application fees related to building and development. For more information, please contact our Development Officer at 204-433-7832 or at 

Development Permit
Residential Uses$50.00
Home Occupations$50.00
Commercial Uses$150.00
Commercial Accessory Uses$50.00

Development Applications
Development Plan Amendment$2000.00 
Zoning Amendment / Rezoning $1500.00 
Subdivision Approval $100.00 / per lot
Subdivision Application Amendment requiring new resolution $100.00 
Right of Way / Road Closure for Sale $1500.00 / plus cost 
Conditional Use (including Secondary Suites) $200.00 
Variance Application $200.00 
Minor Variance Application $100.00 
Special Use Permit $150.00 
Appeal of Orders $100.00 
Encroachment/Easement Agreements $200.00 / plus cost 

Development Compliance Services
Development Concept / Site Plan Rendering  $500.00 
Pre-Application / Preliminary Planning Analysis $100.00 
Zoning Memorandum $150.00 
Zoning Letter $50.00 
Zoning / Land Use History $50.00 
Property Registry Search $30.00 

Building Permits
Minimum Fee $75.00 
Residential / Addition $0.35 per sq ft 
Renovation / Repair / Basement Finishing $0.30 per sq ft 
Renovation / Alteration Permit $75.00 (flat) 
Mobile Home / RTM $0.30 per sq ft 
Enclosed Deck / Sunroom / Gazebo $0.30 per sq ft 
Open Deck $0.20 per sq ft 
Garage (attached or detached) $0.30 per sq ft 
Accessory Building/Other $0.20 per sq ft 
Demolition Permit $75.00 
Cement Slabs $100.00 
Foundation only $0.20 per sq ft 

Commercial Building – Principal $0.40 per sq ft 
Commercial Building – Accessory $0.30 per sq ft 

Temporary Building $75.00 
Plumbing Permit (percentage of building permit cost) 10% min of $75.00 

Security Deposits (Residential and Commercial) 
Building Permit (greater than or = to 800 sq ft) $1500.00 
Lot Grading / Landscaping (greater than or = to 800 sq ft) $1000.00 
Building Permit (less than 800 sq ft) $500.00 
Lot Grading / Landscaping (less than 800 sq ft) $500.00 

Occupancy and Inspections 
Occupancy permit if Building Permit is issued n/c 
No Building Permit issued $75.00 
Penalty charge – Occupying building prior to occupancy permit being granted $200.00 
Penalty charge – if not completed construction within 3 years $20.00 / month 
Missed Inspections $50.00 / each 
Penalty charge – if passed interim occupancy deadline date $20.00 / day 
Additional inspections $50.00 / each 
Pre-inspection of mobile homes, existing buildings/structures to be moved into the Village $100.00 / plus mileage 
Inspections (mileage set by Council) $50.00 / plus mileage 
Non-compliance of any permit $20.00 / month 

Special Requirements 
Capital Contribution Lot Fee (Residential) $2000.00 per unit
Capital Contribution Lot Fee (Non-Residential) $3000.00 per unit
Sewer Connection Fee
$2500.00 per unit