The Building Inspection Services Committee was established by the above-noted Corporations to better serve the communities and comply with new Provincial Certifications. Below is CBO and Inspector information.
BISC Service Schedule
For Inspections call 613-395-5166 or 1-866-414-0088.
LIST OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT REQUIRE A PERMIT
1.All new construction.
2.To remove any partitions.
3.To move or relocate any plumbing fixtures.
4.To construct or replace any roof structure.
5.To construct any addition to existing dwelling.
6.To install any door or window where none exists.
7.To install any door or window which is larger than the existing one.
8.To construct any footings.
9.To construct any basement under an existing structure.
10.To construct any deck.
11.To construct any addition to an existing storage shed so that total area exceeds 10 square metres.
12.To construct any boat port or boat house or dock.
13.To construct any concrete floor which covers or encases plumbing.
14.To install any wood burning, solid fuel burning appliance, chimney.
15.To add a porch (screened or glass) to any dwelling.
16.To add roof to any existing deck.
17.To install insulation and vapour barrier.
18.To construct a carport.
19.To change use of a building.
20.To demolish a building, or any part of a building.
21.To replace a shingle roof with steel.
22.To install, repair, replace septic system or part thereof.
Permit not required:
1.To replace roof finish with same material.
2.To replace siding.
3.To replace doors or windows of the same size.
4.To install or repair soffit or fascia.
5.To construct any storage building less than 10 sq. m. (Note:must meet set back requirements of Zoning By-law).
Please contact your local Municipal Office at the numbers listed above.WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO SUPPLY IN ORDER TO GET A PERMIT?
1. A fully completed Municipality APPLICATION form.
2. Two (2) sets of PLANS for the proposed construction, renovation etc.
3. A copy of the roof truss drawings (stamped by a P.Eng. (when applicable)).
4. A copy of the heat loss calculations (when applicable).
5. A site plan showing the location of the building on the lot i.e. distances from side, rear and front yards.
6. Proof of Ownership of Property i.e. copy of registered deed (when Municipal Office has not yet received official notice of change in ownership).
7. A fully completed septic application (when applicable).
8. A copy of an "Entrance Permit" signed by the Road Superintendent and the Property owner when applicable.
9. Completion of a Ministry of Agriculture "Minimum Distance Separation" Form when applicable.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS A PERMIT?
·Minimum of 5 days for decks & garages.
·Minimum of 10 days for house permits.
·Minimum of 30 days for commercial permits.
WHO ISSUES THE PERMIT?
1.Permits can be obtained through your local office.
2.Inspections can be obtained by calling 395-5166 or 1-866-414-0088.Do NOT call before ready.
3.All information listed under "What Information Do I Need To Supply" must be received and approved before a permit will be issued.(Note:The "USE" of the proposed building construction must also conform to the Municipality’s Zoning By-law before a permit can be issued.The Municipality’s Building Permit Application Form requires specific details on the proposed use to be provided.)
4.Construction started prior to the issuance of a Building Permit is in violation of the Municipality’s Building By-law and the property owner will be subject to an administration fee of $200, double permit fees and possible fines and penalties as set out in the Set Fines By-law. In addition a "Stop Work Order" will be issued against the subject construction until a permit is obtained.
·A Plumbing Permit is required prior to installing or altering any plumbing system.
·Septic Permits are obtained through the Municipal Offices.
The above information is a SUMMARY only. Any questions or clarifications will be referenced to Municipal By-Laws and the Ontario Building Code Act.
What is the deposit on building permits and why do I have to pay it?
The building permit by-law for the joint building services requires that a refundable deposit in the amount of $350.00 be paid at the time a permit is obtained, where the value of construction is more than $20,000.00.
The deposit provides security against the following: i. the Municipality having to repair damage to any public roads, ditches, curbs or sidewalks, or other public works and services caused by the owner or contractor; or, ii. the Municipality having to remove building materials, waste and soil that is spilled, tracked or blown onto public highways from the construction site.
The Chief Building Official will collect the $350.00 deposit at the time of issuing the construction permit. The deposit will remain with the municipality until the final inspection has been carried out by the Building Inspector, and all parties are satisfied that no damage has occurred or additional work is required by the municipality. The deposit will be reimbursed by the municipality to the property owner at the next available cheque run and following regular Council meeting approval.
Final inspections can be arranged by calling 1-866-414-0088 or 613-395-5166.
CHANGES TO THE BUILDING CODE ACT & ONTARIO BUILDING CODE
Effective January 1, 2014, the Ontario Building Code made 700 changes which may affect you.Also, persons engaged in the business of providing "design activities" must meet prescribed qualifications.Design includes a plan, specification, sketch, drawing or graphic representation respecting the construction of a building.
Additional information, including the text of the Regulation, and Questions and Answers, can be found at the Ministry’s website,www.obc.mah.gov.on.ca.
Building Code Act – Definitions:
In this Act,"building"means,
(a) A structure occupying an area greater than ten square metres 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,
(b) A structure occupying an area of ten square metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto,(c) Plumbing not located in a structure, or
(d) Structures designated in the building code; ("bâtiment")
"construct"means, to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere and "construction" has a corresponding meaning; ("construire", "construction", "travaux de construction")