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Home Renovations and Basements

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Interior renovations that require a building permit include finishing an unfinished space in a home (e.g. - basement), adding or removing walls, structural changes, addition or change of plumbing or change of current use.

Application

You will need a set of drawings, and the following forms to make an application.

Fees

Building permit fee per square foot of renovations in a existing home $0.35
Building permit fee to finish or renovate any area of a basement $200

A minimum charge of $75.00 is applicable to all building permits

You must pay the fees when you apply for a permit on the second floor of City Hall in the Integrated Planning and Public Works department at 100 Regina St. S. We accept cash, cheques and debit.

Timeline to review applications

Singles, semis and townhouses 10 business days
Small buildings, including duplexes and triplexes 15 business days

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