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.
In advance of making a formal land use application, a prospect applicant may submit a “Pre-Application” to request feedback regarding the following:
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
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
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
Swimming pools (hot tubs, fish ponds) additionally require a 6ft enclosed fence
Plumbing (including sump pits, sump pumps, backwater valves)
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.
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: email@example.com
[Download Building Permit Application]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Commercial Accessory Uses||$50.00|
|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|
|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 / Land Use History||$50.00|
|Property Registry Search||$30.00|
|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|
|Foundation only||$0.20 per sq ft|
|Commercial Building – Principal||$0.40 per sq ft|
|Commercial Building – Accessory||$0.30 per sq ft|
|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|
|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|