Garages & Sheds (Detached Structure)

Garage permit applications require the submission of a moderate amount of information and the checklist below identifies typical items that need to be supplied.

If you wish to build a structure that is greater than 55m2 (592 sq.ft.) then you may need the services of a qualified designer.

All work on your drawings must conform to the standards set out in the Ontario Building code, any applicable municipal By-laws and other applicable laws.

Please feel free to contact the Building Department early in your design process if you are uncertain or require clarification of the building permit application process.

Detached Garage or Shed Checklist

  1. Completed Building Permit Application
  2. Copy of the deed or a recent property tax bill (proof of ownership)
  3. Copy of survey
  4. Site/Plot plan indicating
    • civic address and/or legal description
    • North indicator
    • location of proposed garage/shed in relation to other structures and overhead wires
    • location of proposed building in relation to property lines including lanes, roads and watercourses
    • location of septic tank and field
    • show all property lines with lot dimensions and lot area calculations
    • indicate public roads or private lanes adjacent to the property
  5. Septic System Approval from Building Services - if structure is within 15m (50ft) of septic system
  6. Approval from the Conservation Authority having jurisdiction (for properties along or near water)
  7. Completed Setback Waiver Form
  8. Two complete sets of building plans including and not limited to;
    • foundation plan
    • floor plan showing dimensions including window openings and sizes
    • building elevations (all sides)
    • cross-sectional views indicating dimensions, heights, and construction materials
    • truss layout of roof where applicable

 NOTE: 2 sets of drawings will be required as of March 1, 2015.

This checklist constitutes a preliminary listing of documents that may be required to be submitted with a Building Permit Application only. A further review will be completed by the Building Inspector, at which time, more information and/or amendments to the submitted application documents may be required.



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