Aug 1, 2022
Dwelling Building and Renovation – Metropolis of Burlington

If your own home is a semi-detached or indifferent property and you might be planning a development mission we’re right here to assist! That is the web page to get you began in your journey, with the knowledge it’s essential be sure you have all the correct permits and clearances in place. Whether or not you are doing the work your self or are hiring somebody to do it for you, learn on to seek out out extra.

In some instances, you may additionally want approval from exterior companies like Burlington Hydro, Conservation Halton, Ministry of Transportation, Niagara Escarpment Fee, and many others., as relevant.

Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow Evaluation

Most house renovation and development initiatives require a Constructing Allow, however earlier than you may apply for a Constructing Allow it’s essential apply for a Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow.

The Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow course of features a Zoning Evaluation, Grading and Drainage Evaluation and a Forestry Evaluation.

Should you’re undecided that you just want a Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow or approval from an exterior company in your mission, please contact a Residential Growth Technologist from the Group Planning Division at 905-335-7642.

Constructing permits

Constructing permits are required for many house development and renovation initiatives equivalent to however not restricted to:

  • Dwelling renovation initiatives:
    • Decks and porches – this consists of enclosing your present deck, porch or patios;
    • Garages and sheds – we name these ‘accent buildings’;
    • Inside renovations equivalent to: basement renovations, accent dwelling items, kitchen/rest room alterations, elimination of inside partitions, and many others.
  • New house development and additions and
  • Demolitions (together with inside and exterior work)

If you’re components that you just require a constructing allow in your mission, please contact a Allow Technologist from the Constructing and By-law Division at 905-335-7731.

Committee of Adjustment

In case your proposed house development or renovation mission doesn’t adjust to the Zoning By-law and you want these minor zoning deviations authorized, you will have to make an software to the Committee of Adjustment for a Minor Variance.

Notice – A Minor Variance should be authorized earlier than the Metropolis can difficulty an approval for a Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow.

Swimming swimming pools and enclosures

Swimming swimming pools, fences and driveways and curbs are usually not included on this course of. Go to these pages for extra data.

Comply with these steps to use in your permits:

  1. View the necessities for the Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow
  2. Apply for a Constructing Allow
  3. Obtain your constructing allow and organize for mission inspections.

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Often Requested Questions

Why are there so many steps and permits wanted?

The Metropolis strives for steady enchancment and are all the time searching for methods to get higher. We all know our course of isn’t good and we thanks in your endurance.

Over the course of 2022, workers are conducting a assessment of the Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow course of with a purpose of creating it extra environment friendly, predictable, and simpler to navigate for our prospects.

We’re additionally finalizing a brand new organizational construction for the Group Planning Division with new workers recruitments that can enhance our buyer interactions and guarantee your assessment course of goes easily.

When you have any questions on this or wish to talk about additional, please contact:

Jamie Tellier
Supervisor of Planning Implementation

905-335-7777 x7892

[email protected]

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