New Seasonal Dwelling

Building Permit applications for new cottages require substantial information to be processed and the checklist below identifies typical items that need to be supplied.

Seasonal Dwellings are only permitted on waterfront properties, pursuant to the Townships current Zoning By-Law.

If you are not designing your own cottage, you will need the services of a qualified designer.

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.

New Seasonal Dwelling Checklist

  1. Completed Building Permit Application
  2. Completed Sewage System application
  3. Copy of the deed or a recent property tax bill (proof of ownership)
  4. Copy of survey (upon request)
  5. Site/Plot plan indicating;
    • grading plan
    • civic address and/or legal description
    • North indicator
    • distances from property lines, high water mark, sewage system & all buildings
    • show all property lines with lot dimensions and lot area calculations
    • indicate public roads or private lanes adjacent to property
  6. Copy of the Well Record
  7. A complete Sewage System application 
  8. Approval from the Conservation Authority having jurisdiction (for properties along or near water)
  9. Zoning approval/Site Plan or Development Agreement (if required from the Planning Department)
  10. Entrance approval from the Township of South Frontenac Public Services department (required only if property is accessed via public road, not required if accessed by private lane) 
  11. Completed Setback Waiver/Inspection & Occupancy Notice Form
  12. Two complete full size sets of building plans including and not limited to;
    • foundation plan
    • floor plans including basement - identify use of all rooms and spaces (i.e. "bedroom", "closet", "unfinished basement", etc.)
    • building elevations (all sides)
    • cross-sectional views indicating dimensions, heights, and construction materials
    • truss layouts of both roof and floor where applicable

NOTE: 2 full size 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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