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Building Permits

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If you are building or renovating any of the following items on your property, a building permit may be required:

Requirements for residential building permits

In order to process building permit applications for new structures or additions to single detached dwellings, semi-detached, links, duplexes and townhouses, you will need to provide specific information or documents with your application.

How and where do I apply for a building permit?

When you are ready to apply, bring the required documents to:
Municipal Administrative Centre (3rd Floor)
40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville

You will need to fill out the building permit application and pay the fee. We will review your submission to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Building Code Act, the zoning by-law and all applicable laws. We will issue your building permit promptly if the proposed construction meets all the requirements.

Not sure?

Contact the Planning Services and Engineering Departments if you are not sure if you need a building permit.

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