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​Building Permit Requirements

In general, a building permit is required to erect, install, extend, alter, repair or demolish a building.

The following are examples of projects that require building permits:

  • Construction of a new home.
  • Addition of a carport, garage, porch or room(s) to an existing home.
  • Construction or finishing of rooms in the basement or attic.
  • Any structural work, including alterations to interior partitions or the installation of new skylights, windows or doors.
  • Enclosing a porch or deck including an unheated sun room.
  • Constructing or installing detached accessory buildings such as a garage, shed, or playhouse larger than 10m2 (107.6ft2).
  • Installation of fireplaces and other heating appliances.
  • Replacing or installing new plumbing, including repair or installation of an on-site sewage system.
  • Installing a swimming pool.
  • The creation of an Accessory Dwelling Unit.

NOTE: Although a building permit may not be required, you MUST still comply with the requirements of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Zoning By-Law.