You need a permit if you...
a) more than 60 m² (646 ft²) in aggregate ground area,
b) not attached to a building, and
c) constructed more than 3 m from other structures
Other types of structures or renovations not noted above may require a building permit. Please contact Building Services Department to confirm.
You do not need a permit if you...
A demolition permit is required before you take down all or part of a building. The process is much the same as for a building permit; however, your application may be affected by special situations. For example, if a building has historical or architectural significance, it may be designated as a heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act. Demolition will require Municipal Council approval.
Building Services provides an efficient system of building permit approvals which minimize hazards to persons and property by ensuring construction within the Municipality of West Nipissing adheres to provincial and municipal regulations.
Through inspections, Building Services ensures that projects are designed and constructed in accordance with the terms and conditions of applicable municipal and legislative requirements. This section issues building, plumbing, demolition, occupancy and other permits governed by the Ontario Building Code.