Contact

Doug Godin
Plans Examiner
Mailing Address:
37 Main Street East
Huntsville, ON
P1H1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751 ext. 2233
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Christopher Nagy
Chief Building Official
Mailing Address:
37 Main Street East
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751 ext. 2228
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Amanda Ferrante
Building
Building Inspector
Town Hall Mailing Address:
37 Main Street East
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751 ext. 2222Toll-Free: 1-888-696-4255
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Do I Need a Building Permit?

What is a Building Permit?

A building permit is your permission to begin construction. It means that plans for any new structure, addition or renovation have been reviewed by the municipality for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the local Zoning By-Laws and other applicable laws and regulations.

When is a Building Permit Required?

A building permit is required when a person constructs or demolishes a building or causes a building to be constructed or demolished.

To Define a Building:

  • A structure occupying an area greater than 10 sq. metres (10' x 10') consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works fixtures, and service systems appurtenant thereto.
  • A structure occupying an area of 10 sq. metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto.
  • Plumbing not located in a structure.
  • A sewage system.
  • Structures designated in the Building Code.

Why do I need a Building Permit?

A building permit is a means to regulate development in the Community to meet health, fire, structural and general safety standards to protect individuals and the
Community as a whole. It is illegal to conduct work without a permit. Conducting work
without a building permit is in contravention of the Municipal By-Law and the Ontario
Building Code Act.


For further information on our Building Permit Application process, please refer to our
Building Permits & Inspections
page.