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Do I Require A Building Permit?

Are you planning a construction or renovation project and not sure if you require a building permit? The City of Kawartha Lakes Building Division would like to remind all residents that building permits are required for all structures exceeding 10m2 (108ft2), including structures less than 10m2 that are attached or directly adjacent to another structure, as well as all plumbing installations and alterations. Please contact the Building Division office if you are unsure if a building permit is required.

Permits are not required for self-contained structures 10m2 or less, not containing plumbing and decks less than 0.6m (2ft) above grade.House under construction

If you commence construction without the benefit of a building permit you are subject to increased costs in permit fees and possible legal action and associated fines. Building permits ensure that all construction is in compliance with the Ontario Building Code and Building Code Act.

All structures, whether governed by a building permit or not, are required to comply with applicable zoning requirements.

The Building Division can be contacted at:

Lindsay Service Centre         705-324-9411 ext. 1288
Bobcaygeon Service Centre 705-324-9411 ext. 3589
Coboconk Service Centre    705-324-9411 ext. 3507/3506
Omemee Service Centre       705-324-9411 ext. 3525
Toll Free                                   888-822-2225

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