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Building Department Overview

The Building Department primarily manages the processing of building permits and arranging inspections to supplement proper building and development.

The North Frontenac Building By-law outlines the rules and regulations for any building and development in the Township of North Frontenac.

Building By-law

Application for Recreational Vehicle Placement Approval

Shawn Merriman
Chief Building Official

1-800-234-3953
cbo@nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Dan Halladay
Building Inspector

1-800-234-3953 x 224
buildinginspector@nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Judy Tooley
Support Clerk

1-800-234-3953 x 222


Solid Fuel Fired Appliance

Applications for Solid Fuel Appliances require some additional information that must be provided by the appliance and chimney manufacturers. Please note that outdoor solid fuel fired appliances also require a permit. The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the townships planning and building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Farm Buildings

If the purpose of the structure is to house livestock or manure, you will likely need to supply proof of the completion of a Nutrient Management strategy or plan from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

All buildings and structures to house livestock and manure must also meet the Minimum Distance Separation formula calculations (MDSII).

The Township’s Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed building will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township’s Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Roof Mounted Solar Panels

Applications for roof mounted solar panels are generally simpler than structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township’s Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed solar panel installation will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township’s Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Demolition

Applications for a demolition are generally simpler than new structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required. A demolition permit is required if your existing home or cottage is to be removed prior to a Building Permit being issued for the new structure if applicable.

In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township's Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to demolition.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Decks

Applications for decks are generally simpler than structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed deck will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township’s Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Accessory Buildings

Applications for accessory buildings can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. As the complexity of accessory structures can vary greatly, some of the items listed below may or may not be required. Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans. Please note that any garage designed on a floating slab over 55m2 (538ft2) or 2 storeys in height will require an engineer’s design for the slab.

The Township’s Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed building will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township's Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Dwelling, Additions and Renovations

Applications for a new home can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. Some important items to consider when applying are as follows:

  • If you are not designing the home yourself, you will have to use the services of a qualified designer.
  • If you are not acting as the General Contractor yourself, then the home must be enrolled in the Tarion New Home Warranty Program.
  • Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans.

The Township’s Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township’s Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.

Pools (Can include pool deck)

Applications for pools and decks are generally simpler than structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed deck will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre consultation with the Township’s Planning and Building Departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

The items in the list below may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Department may require further documentation or clarification.


Basic Building Permit Process

1 If you are building any of the below or similar; Apply for a permit.
2 Then do this.
3 Then do this.
4 Then do this.
5 Then you're done.

Monthly Building Activity

The visualizations below present North Frontenac's building permit progress for the current year, and with reference to the prior year. At the end of each year this information is corrected (adjusting for cancelled or discontinued permits), and finalized in the 'Annual Building Summary' data and visualizations.

2014 Cumulative Building Activity by Month (with 2013 for comparison)

Historical Building Activity for the Month of December (2009-2014)

The historical summary statistics below provide further reference for North Frontenac's building permit progress for the past month. Highs, Lows, and Averages for the same relative months from 2009 - 2014, offer a frame of reference for the activity of the past month.

Number of Permits
  • DEC 2014 4
  • DEC HIGH (2014) 4
  • DEC LOW (2013) 1
Value of Permits
  • DEC 2014 $300,840
  • DEC HIGH (2011) $323,700
  • DEC LOW (2013) $15,800
Permit Fees Collected
  • DEC 2014 $5,898
  • DEC HIGH (2014) $5898
  • DEC LOW (2013) $300

Annual Comparative Building Summary

At the end of each year, building permit data is corrected and finalized. The visualizations below are updated with the same information found in the hardcopy annual building report that is presented to Council.

Building Activity by Category 2007-2016

Click a building category to filter the results below.

This page was last updated on May 17, 2017

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