Building Permits

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. View our Building By-law and Fees and Charges By-law for more information.

 Application for Recreational Vehicle Placement
A Recreation Vehicle must have a Recreational Vehicle Placement Permit which can be obtained by completing a Recreation Vehicle Placement Application to be returned to the Township Office with the applicable fee as per the Fees and Charge By-Law.

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.

Download our Accessory Building Permit Checklist and Application.

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.

Download our Demolitions Permit Checklist and Application

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.

Download our Deck Permit Checklist and Application

Dwellings, 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.

Download our Dwellings Additions and Major Renovations Checklist and Application.

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.

Download our Farm Buildings Permit Checklist and Application.

Pools

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.

Download our Pool Permit Checklist and Application.

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.

Download our Roof Mounted Solar Panals Permit Checklist and Application

Solid Fuel Fire Appliances

Applications for Solid Fuel Fire 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.

Download our Solid Fuel Fire Appliance Permit Checklist and Application.

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