A building permit Hamilton gives you legal permission to begin work on a building project based on approved plans and specifications.
Building permits are examined for conformity with the following requirements:
- Building Code of Ontario
- Zoning in Hamilton By-law
- Niagara Escarpment Commission and Conservation Authorities regulations
- Various provincial and municipal laws that apply
- A Building Permit ensures that zoning laws, fire, structural safety standards, and other building requirements are met.
When is a Building Permit Required?
To create, install, expand, change, or repair a structure, you’ll need a Building Permit. A drawing services Hamilton to Demolish is required if you are deconstructing all or part of a structure. A permit and inspection are required for any construction or alterations that result in a material change to a building or an auxiliary structure (s).
Building permits are required for the following projects:
- converting a building from a commercial to a residential usage
- additions or demolitions
Swimming pool enclosures
- constructing new door and window apertures or enlarging existing ones
- repairing fire damage
- raising devices or ramps
- fireplaces or wood stoves
- constructing a full basement in a house
- modifications to the interior
- anything that entails transferring or shifting piping
- Structures more significant than 10 square meters that are not attached (108 square feet)
Building permits are not required for the following projects:
- Minor millwork and cabinetry installation
- Where drainage is contained within the property, repairing eavestroughs
- Landscaping is possible, but it may necessitate a Site Alteration Permit.
Decorating or painting
- Roof shingling is a process that involves replacing the shingles on a roof.
- Existing plumbing fixtures are being replaced with no new plumbing.
- Replacing existing windows with similar-sized and placed replacements
Changing out a furnace
- If your property is protected by the Ontario Heritage Act, you must first get a Heritage Permit before receiving a Building Permit.
- Before you begin building or demolition as a homeowner, make sure you have a Building Permit.
- All radon gas mitigation construction standards must be included in all building permit applications for new construction and additions to low-rise residential buildings.
Plans for the site
On your site plan, including the following:
- The title, scale, north arrow, and precise proportions are all included.
- Lot and Plan numbers, street names, and municipal address numbers are included in the legal description.
Any easements and rights of way
- Information on all ancillary structures, such as garages, sheds, decks, porches, and swimming pools, as well as their size and placement.
- Front yard landscaping, driveway location, and, if applicable, walkway location
- If relevant, the location of an existing septic system.
Parking places are plentiful.
- The size and location of the proposed renovation, as well as your current home
- The following items must be included in the Site Plan for swimming pool enclosures:
- Pool location (existing or prospective), as well as pool equipment