Media Release: The Express Permit Extravaganza May 1, May 8 and May 15

Posted On Friday April 12, 2019

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) Start your spring or summer building project early with the Town of Huntsville’s second annual Express Permit Extravaganza. Happening this May, the program allows residents or authorized agents the opportunity to connect with staff during extended business hours regarding new building permits, with the added benefit of having their permit fast-tracked for pick-up the following week. “The summer season is a busy building time for residents and businesses in our area. By having extended hours in May and an express five day permit issuance, we hope to ease the building process for everyone and continue to provide superior services,” said Amanda Ferrante, Deputy Chief Building Inspector for the Town of Huntsville.

How does the express permit work?

The Express Permit process offers property owners or authorized agent the opportunity to submit complete building permit applications (with supporting plans and documentation) to Town staff on Wednesday May 1, May 8 and May 15 until 8:00pm at Town Hall. Provided all requirements are met, permits will be issued and ready for pickup by the following Wednesday at Town Hall between 8:30 - 8:00pm (May 8 and 15) or regular business hours on May 22.

All building permit applications are available online at huntsville.ca and should be completed prior to submission. Please note that all waterfront lots are subject to Site Plan Approval and will need completion of site plan approval prior to submitting application as part of the express permit process.

What applications are accepted through the Express Permit Process?

If you are building a structure that exceeds 10 sq. meters in size then you will need a building permit. Through the express permit process we will only accept building permit applications for: Accessory Buildings (Sheds / Carports / Garages less than 592 sq. ft.), Septic Systems, Decks, Pool Enclosure, Demolition, Interior Renovations, and Temporary Tents.

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For more information, please contact:

Amanda Ferrante

Deputy Chief Building Inspector, Town of Huntsville

705-789-1751ext 2222

Amanda.ferrante@huntsville.ca