Building Permits

Building Permit Guide

Building Permit Application

Building Permits for Docks

Tent Guide and Regulations

Ice Crossing Information

Energy Efficiency Design Summary


Section 8(1) of The Building Code Act states “No person shall construct or demolish a building or cause a building to be constructed or demolished unless a permit has been issued therefore by the Chief Building Official”. 

Section 1(1) defines a building as (a) a structure occupying an area greater than 10 square metres consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system servicing the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto, (b) a structure occupying an area of 10 square metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto, (c) plumbing not located in a structure, (c.1) a sewage system, or (d) structures designated in the building code.

A designated structure includes tents if the area is greater than 30 m² (645 ft²).  All tents greater than 30 m² (323 ft²) whether or not a building permit is required must meet the Fire Code requirements and must be approved by the Emergency Services Department. 

For further information, please contact the Building Department at 705-765-3156 



w3cP.O. Box 129, 1 Bailey St., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0  Phone:(705)765-3156  Fax:(705)765-6755
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