Building Code & Permits

What Requires a Permit:

  • Fireplace (Gas, Wood inserts) and solid fuel burning appliances
  • Porches, decks, pools, towers
  • Renovations and alterations to existing building, additions, new buildings over 108 sq. ft.
  • Building systems: heating and plumbing
  • Demolition of buildings
  • Change of use of building
  • Portable Buildings

 Building without a Permit:

  • Minimum Fine: Double Permit Fees
  • Maximum fine: $50,000.00
  • Section 36(3) of the Building Code Act

 Other Risks of not getting a Building Permit:

  • Structure not complying with the Building Code, may involve the removal of the structural
  • All buildings/structures must be in compliance with the Township’s Zoning Bylaw this could prevent a permit being issued, minor variance or zoning amendment maybe required in order to proceed.

The Building division of West Lincoln handles the permits required for building and/or renovating. The permits gives the builder the legal authorization to start construction. The application forms for permits can be found under the tabs below.