New Home (Single Family Dwellings) 

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

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

If you are not acting as the general contractor on your home, you will need to enroll the dwelling with Tarion (formally the New Home Warranty program).

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.

Single Family Dwelling Checklist

  1. Completed Building Permit Application
  2. Completed Sewage System permit 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 lot lines, high water mark, sewage system & other buildings
    • show all property lines with lot dimensions and lot area calculations
    • indicate public roads or private lanes adjacent to property
  6. A completed Sewage System application
  7. Approval from the Conservation Authority having jurisdiction (for properties along or near water)
  8. 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) 
  9. Completed Setback Waiver Form/Inspection & Occupancy Notice Form
  10. Two complete full size sets of construction drawings 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
  11. Heat Loss/Gain Calculations and duct layout, with a ventilation design summary (must be completed by a HRAI certified designer) and the appropriate Energy Efficiency Design Sheet
  12. Copy of the Well Record
  13. Zoning approval/Site Plan or Development Agreement (if required by the Planning Department)
  14. Water Connection (Village of Sydenham Only)

 NOTE: 2 full size sets of construction 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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