A building permit is required for the change of use, construction or demolition of any building or addition, alterations, signs, the installation of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, sundecks, etc., as well as for new or modification of existing HVAC ducts and plumbing installations or alterations.
Building permits are not normally required for:
Note: If in doubt, please contact our office at 519-485-0120
Permit plans must be drawn to scale and contain sufficient information to enable the Chief Building Official and his staff to determine whether the proposed work conforms to all applicable by-laws and regulations. Site plans must be referenced to a current plan of survey, certified by a registered Ontario Land Surveyor. A copy of such survey must be submitted with the permit application for a major project. Site plans showing outlines and dimensions of the property, driveways and existing and proposed buildings, may be accepted. Where required by the Ontario Building Code, plans must be prepared, sealed and signed by an Architect, Professional Engineer, or BCIN qualified Designer. Permit applications will not be accepted when the submitted plans are inadequate or incomplete unless a waiver is signed.
For more information in relation to specific projects, contact the Town's Building Department.
A building permit application will not be accepted where it is determined that the proposal requires:
The time required for the processing of a building permit application varies in accordance with:
The Ontario Building Code has been amended to introduce time limits on decisions regarding complete applications, which will reduce delays in permit issuance.
The applicant must file an application, in writing, on prescribed forms. Every application must be signed by the applicant. The applicant must be the owner of a building or property or a person authorized, in writing by the owner, to apply for a permit on the owner's behalf. Every application must be accompanied by prescribed plans and specifications and the permit fee payable to the Corporation of the Town of Ingersoll.
Effective on July 1, 2005, applicants must complete and submit common application forms prescibed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
The following outlines the building permit application process: