building DEPARTMENT- PERMITS

Building reviews permit applications, issues permits and conducts inspections in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, the Township of North Dumfries' By-law, the Township's zoning By-law and other legislation. Building is dedicated to protecting public safety through the issuance of building permits, reviewing  constructing drawings, and inspecting construction throughout the building stages.

Prior to beginning a new construction project either outside or inside your home, you must first determine whether you require a permit. This section contains information on obtaining a building permit, the regulations surrounding its proper use, the requirements for obtaining a permit and relevant documentation.

As on January 1, 2006, a number of changes will take affect requiring designers to become registered and/or qualified under the new requirements under Bill 124.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS

FORMS AND SUBMISSION

    Click here for the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish. This application is used for all permits (except sign permits- please see Other Permits for Application Form). Applications must be submitted to the building department:

    Drop-off in person at the Office ( Office Hours are between 8:30am-4:30pm)
    Building Department 
    Township of North Dumfries Office
    North Dumfries Community Complex 
    2958 Greenfield Rd,
    Ayr, Ontario, N0B 1E0

    PERMIT FEES are paid upon submission of application. The application will not be accepted unless payment is received. Click here for fee schedule for applicable fees. Also, please see the simplified permit fee calculation summary sheets to calculate and understand your permit fees depending on the permit you are applying for. 

    DEVELOPMENT CHARGES are paid upon issuance of building permit. Please see the permit for which you are applying to see if these fees are applicable.

    Click here for Development Charges 2017
    Click here for Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board Development Charges By-law 2016
    Click here for Waterloo Region District School Board Development Charges By-law 2016


    See Supplementary Documentation to find out what documents you will have to submit with your application depending on the type of building permit to which you are applying. 

    *** You may be required to fill in the following forms with permit applications:



    SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION (SUBMITTED WITH PERMIT APPLICATION) Click on the type of permit to see what information is required for you to submit with permit application:

    • Single Family Dwelling Building Permit
    • Addition/ Renovation Building Permit (Residential)
    • Deck Permit
    • Accessory Structure Building Permit
    • Pool, Hot Tub, Fence Permit
    • Farm Building Permit
    • Industrial/Commercial Building Permit
    • Demolition Permit
    • Septic Permit 
    • Plumbing/ Sewage Permit
    • Woodstove Permit 
    • Temporary Tent Permit 
    • Sign Permit
    • Well Information 
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    RESIDENTIAL PERMITS (GROUP C)

    NEW SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING (HOUSE) BUILDING PERMIT PACKAGE

    ADDITION/ RENOVATION PERMIT APPLICATION PACKAGE (FOR RESIDENTIAL PERMITS)

    DECK PERMIT APPLICATION PACKAGE

    INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PACKAGE

    INDUSTRIAL FEES:
    COMMERCIAL FEES:

    general PERMITS

    Demolition permit package

    • pLEASE NOTE, THAT IF YOUR PROPERTY IS LISTED ON THE MUNICIPAL HERITAGE REGISTER (SEE HISTORICAL PROPERTIES OF INTEREST UNDER 'hISTORY' AND 'COMMUNITY'), THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT HAS SIXTY (60) DAYS TO ISSUE THE PERMIT COMPARED TO A NORMAL TEN (10) DAYS. THE EXTENDED APPROVAL PERIOD IS TO ALLOW THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, HERITAGE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL ENOUGH TIME TO DECIDE IF THE PROPERTY SHOULD BE OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED OR ARRIVE AT A RESOLUTION WITH YOU SHOULD A CONFLICT ARISe. 
    SEPTIC PERMIT APPLICATION PACKAGE

    WOODSTOVE APPLICATION PACKAGE

    other PERMITS and information

    temporary tent PERMIT PACKAGE

    sign PERMIT PACKAGE (also see sign permit for fees and by-law)

    well information

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