|2004-01-01 - Building By-Law|
|THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MADOC|
BYLAW NO. 1070-2002
Being a by-law to regulate the issuance of permits for
the construction, demolition, alteration of buildings
and plumbing and sewage systems and all other related
services within the Township of Madoc.
WHEREAS the Building Code Act, R.S.O. 1997, as amended, and the regulations made thereunder, provides that the Council of each Municipality may pass By-laws and regulations respecting building permits;
AND WHEREAS the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Madoc deems it necessary and desirable to repeal all By-laws including all amendments thereto that are inconsistent with this By-law and to pass a new By-law with respect to building, plumbing and sewage system permits;
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Madoc enacts as follows:
SECTION 1 SHORT TITLE
1.1. THAT this By-law may be cited as "The Building By-law"
SECTION 2 PERMITS
2.1. CLASSES OF PERMITS
THAT Classes of Permits with respect to the construction and demolition of buildings shall be as set forth in Schedule "A" attached hereto and forming part of this By-law;
SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS
3.1. THAT in this By-law,
3.1.1 “Building” means:
(a) a structure occupying an area greater than 10 square
metres(107.65 sq. ft.) and consisting of a wall, roof, and floor, or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto,
(b) a structure occupying an area of ten square metres or
less that contains plumbing , including the plumbing appurtenant thereto,
(c) plumbing not located in a structure,
(d) a sewage system; or
(e) structures designated in the building code.
3.1.2 “Building Inspector” means an Inspector appointed under Section 3 of The Building Code Act as amended, and having jurisdiction for the enforcement of the Act and regulations thereunder and this By-law;
3.1.3 “Building Permit” means permission to construct or demolish a building or part thereof regulated by this By-law;
3.1.4 “Chief Building Official” means the Chief Building Official appointed under Section 3 of The Ontario Building Code Act as amended having jurisdiction for the enforcement of The Building Code Act as amended and regulations thereunder and this By-law;
3.1.5 “Construct” means to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere and “construction” has a corresponding meaning;
3.1.6 “Corporation” means the Corporation of the Township of Madoc;
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3.1.7 “Council” means the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Madoc;
3.1.8 “Demolish” means to do anything in the removal of a building or any material part thereof and “demolition” has a corresponding meaning;
3.1.9 “Inspector” means a person appointed under Section 3 of the Ontario Building Code Act as amended;
3.1.10 “Occupancy Permit” means a permit issued to allow occupancy or use of a building or part thereof;
3.1.11 “Person” shall mean an individual human being, his/her personal representative and his/her heirs, executors and assigns, and shall also include a Corporation with or without share capital;
3.1.12 “Plumbing Permit” means a building permit issued to allow the construction of any "plumbing" as defined in The Ontario Building Code,as amended;
3.1.13 “Regulations” means the regulations made under the Ontario Building Code Act as amended;
3.1.14 “Re-inspection” means any inspection of a construction stage made pursuant to a previous inspection of the same construction stage and made necessary because at the time of the previous inspection, the construction stage was incomplete or otherwise did not comply with the requirements of the By-law, and all of the foregoing to be pursuant to notification of readiness by the owner or his agent in accordance with Section 7 of The Ontario Building Code Act as amended and Subsection 6.1.1 of this By-law;
SECTION 4 ADMINISTRATION
4.1. BUILDING PERMITS
4.1.1. No person shall:
(a) construct or demolish, or cause to be constructed or demolished a building;
(b) construct, repair, renew or alter plumbing; or
(c) occupy or use a building regulated by this By-law within the territorial limits of the Township of Madoc; or
(d) change the use of a building unless a Permit therefore has been issued by the Chief Building Official.
4.1.2. Subject to Section 8(10) of The Building Code Act as amended, the Chief Building Official may revoke a building permit issued under this By-law where:
(a) it was issued on mistaken, false or incorrect information;
(b) if, after six months after its issuance, the construction or demolition in respect of which it was issued has not, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, been seriously commenced; or
(c) if the construction or demolition of the building is, in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, substantially suspended or discontinued for a period of more than one year;
(d) if it was issued in error;
(e) if the holder requests in writing that it be revoked;
(f) if a term of the agreement under clause (3)(c)of Section 8 of the Ontario Building Code Act as amended or Section 4.4 of this By-law (Conditional Permit) has not complied with.
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(g) Notwithstanding 4.1.2. (a) to (f) inclusive a building permit shall expire after 12 months after the last inspection undertaken by the Building Department.
4.1.3. (a) No person shall make a material change or cause a material
change to be made to a plan, specification, document or other information on the basis of which a permit was issued without notifying, filing details with and obtaining the authorization of the Chief Building Official.
(b) No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, a building in the Municipality except in accordance with the plans, specifications, documents and any other information on the basis of which a permit was issued or any changes to them authorized by the Chief Building Official.
4.1.4. Building permits are not transferable. In the event that a property changes ownership when work allowed by a building permit is not complete, the Building Permit shall become invalid. The new owner or his agent shall make application for a permit for any work required to complete the building and pay such fees in accordance with Schedule “A”.
4.1.5. Application may be made for revision to a Building Permit after issuance and such application shall be made in the same manner as the original permit.
4.1.6. Every Building Permit holder shall post conspicuously on the work site, the Building Permit placard that is issued with the Building Permit and shall be responsible for the maintaining of the placard in a legible condition until the work allowed by the permit is complete.
4.1.7. Building Permit applications will be processed within ten (10) days of receipt by the Chief Building Official.
4.2. APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT
4.2.1. To obtain a permit the owner or his/her authorized agent shall file an application in writing by completing the prescribed forms available at the office of the Township of Madoc.
4.2.2. Except as otherwise permitted by the Chief Building Official, every application shall:
(a) identify and describe in detail the work, use and occupancy to be regulated by the permit for which the application is made;
(b) describe the land on which the work is to be done by a description that will readily identify and locate the building lot;
(c) be accompanied by two complete sets of plans and specifications sufficient to determine whether or not The Professional Engineers Act and/or the Architects Act, as amended, is being contravened and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, said plans and specifications shall show:
(i) the dimensions of the proposed building or work;
(ii) the proposed use of each room or floor area in the proposed building or work;
(iii) the dimensions of the land on which the building is
proposed to be situated, and the location of all existing and proposed buildings, services and any watercourses, steep slopes thereon;
(iv) the dimensions of all existing buildings and the use of each room on each floor area;
(v) in the case of plumbing, the location of drains, pipes, traps, and other works or appliances that are, or are to be part of, or connected with the plumbing.
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(vi) in the case of a connection to a sanitary sewer lateral, a detailed drawing showing the location and the elevation of the proposed building drain as well as a cross sectional drawing showing the proposed connection to the sanitary sewer lateral if the Chief Building Official deems necessary;
(d) state the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the owner, architect, engineer or other designer and contractors;
(e) fully complete the Statement Form provided by the Ontario New Home Warranty Program and where applicable, state the Builder's/Vendor's Ontario New Home Warranty Number;
(f) be accompanied where applicable by, any other approvals issued by the local Health Unit, the applicable Conservation Authority (when and where required), the Municipal Public Works Department, Ministries, Public Authorities, Hastings County or any other authorities having jurisdiction;
(g) contain such other information as the Chief Building Official considers necessary to determine whether any work or use conforms with The Building Code Act, as amended, and regulations thereunder, any other Act, this By-law or any provision contained in a Subdivision Agreement, Site Plan Agreement or other agreement between the owner or previous owner(s) and the Corporation of the Township of Madoc and any other applicable law;
(h) state whether any fill is going to be brought in or removed from the property;
(i) be signed by the owner or his authorized agent who shall certify the truth of the contents of the application.
4.2.3. An application for a permit may be deemed to have been abandoned and cancelled six (6) months after the date of filing unless in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, such application is being seriously proceeded with.
4.2.4. Applications shall not be considered complete until the requirements of Subsection 4.2.2 have been satisfied.
4.3. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION
4.3.1. Plans shall be drawn to scale upon paper, cloth or other durable material. Scales for drawings shall be in accordance with Schedule "B" to this By-law.
4.3.2. Unless otherwise required by the Chief Building Official, site plans shall be referenced to a current plan of survey, certified by a registered Ontario Land Surveyor, and a copy of such survey shall be submitted and site plans shall indicate:
(a) location of proposed building by dimension from property lines;
(b) the similarly dimensioned location of all existing buildings, well, septic system, and/or swimming pool on the property;
(c) all watercourses, steep slopes, drainage ditches, Municipal drains;
(d) existing and proposed grade elevations referenced to an established geodetic bench mark or datum point at or adjacent to the site, where such established geodetic bench mark or datum point exists within ½ kilometre (547 yards);
4.3.3. (a) Plans must show that drainage from the lot will not
drain onto or adversely affect adjoining lands;
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(b) Plans must show that the finished grade will be at least 45 centimetres (18 inches) above the crown of the finished road but where the natural slope of land in question makes this impossible or unfeasible, a drainage plan must be submitted for approval by the Chief Building Official. The Chief Building Official may deem it necessary that the Municipality's Engineer review and approve the lot grading plan at the owner's expense and further require certification by the Engineer of the final grading prior to the issuance of an Occupancy Permit.
4.3.4 The Chief Building Official may require that as-constructed plans for the whole of or any part of, a system or a building or any class of buildings to be provided by the persons responsible for the construction.
4.4. CONDITIONAL PERMIT
4.4.1. Even though all requirements have not been met to obtain a permit under Sections 4.2 and 4.3, the Chief Building Official may issue a conditional permit for any stage of construction if,
(a) compliance with By-laws passed under Sections 34 and 38 of the Planning Act and such other applicable law as may be set out in the Building Code Act has been achieved in respect of the proposed building or construction;
(b) the Chief Building Official is of the opinion that unreasonable delays in the construction would occur if a conditional permit is not granted; and
(c) the applicant and such other persons, as the Chief Building Official determines, agree in writing with the Municipality, Hastings County, local Health Unit, applicable Conservation Authority or the Crown in the right of Ontario to,
(i) assume all risk in commencing the construction,
(ii) obtain all necessary approvals in the time set out in the agreement or, as soon as practical,
(iii) file plans and specifications of the complete
building in the time set in the agreement,
(iv) at the applicant's own expense, remove the building and restore the site in the manner specified in the agreement if approvals are not obtained or plans filed in the time set out in the agreement, and
(v) comply with such other conditions as the Chief Building Official considers necessary, including the provisions of security for compliance with sub-clause (iv) above.
4.4.2. The issuance of a permit under subsection 4.4.1 does not release the owner of the lands from any terms or conditions of a Subdivision Agreement or Development Control Agreement.
4.4.3. Permits required for the remainder of the project will be granted subject to the laws, rules and regulations in effect at the time of such subsequent application.
4.5. CONDITIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY
A person may occupy or permit to be occupied a building or part of a building intended for residential occupancy that has not been fully completed at the date of occupation where the Chief Building Official or a person designated by the Chief Building Official has issued a permit authorizing occupation of the building or part thereof prior to its completion provided that:
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(a) the building
(i) is not more than 3 storeys in building height and 600-sq. m. in building area,
(ii) has not more than 1 dwelling unit above another dwelling unit,
(iii) has not more than 2 dwelling units sharing a common
means of egress, and
(iv) has no accommodation for tourists,
(b) the following building components and systems are complete, operational and inspected:
(i) required exits, handrails and guards, fire alarm and detection systems and fire separations,
(ii) required exhaust fume barriers and self closing devices on doors between an attached or built-in garage and a dwelling unit, and
(iii) water supply, sewage disposal, lighting and heating
(c) the following building components and systems are complete, operational, inspected and tested:
(i) water systems
(ii) building drains and building sewers
(iii) drainage systems and venting systems
(iv) Roads Superintendent approval obtained with regard to satisfactory installation of the driveway culvert and any required water meter has been installed and sealed by the Roads Department,
(v) Sump pump(s)if required, installed and drained away from the building in appropriate location in accordance with the drainage plan,
4.6 OCCUPANCY OF UNFINISHED BUILDING
A person may occupy or permit to be occupied any building or part thereof that has not been fully completed at the date of occupation where the Chief Building Official has issued a permit authorizing occupation of the building or part thereof prior to its completion where;
a) the structure of the building or part thereof is completed to the roof,
b) the enclosing walls of the building or part thereof are completed to the roof,
c) the walls enclosing the space to be occupied are completed, including balcony guards,
d) all required fire separations and closures are completed on all storeys to be occupied,
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e) all required exits are completed and fire separated including all doors, door hardware, self closing devices, balustrades and handrails from the uppermost floor to be occupied down to grade level and below if an exit connects with lower storeys,
f) all shafts including closures are completed to the floor-ceiling assembly above the storey to be occupied and have a temporary fire separation at such assembly,
g) measures have been taken to prevent access to parts of the building and site that are incomplete or still under construction,
h) floors, halls, lobbies and required means of egress are kept free of loose materials and other hazards,
i) if service rooms should be in operation, required fire separations are completed and all closures installed,
j) all building drains, building sewers, water systems, drainage systems and venting systems, are completed and tested as operational for the storeys to be occupied,
k) required lighting, heating and electrical supply are provided for the suites, rooms and common areas to be occupied,
l) required lighting in corridors, stairways and exits is completed and operational up to and including all storeys to be occupied,
m) required standpipe, sprinkler and fire alarm systems are complete and operational up to and including all storeys to be occupied, together with required pumper connections for such standpipes and sprinklers,
n) required fire extinguishers have been installed on all storeys to be occupied,
o) main garbage rooms, chutes and ancillary services thereto are completed to all storeys to be occupied,
p) required fire fighting access routes have been provided and are accessible,
q) the sewage system has been completed and is operational,
r) inspection of the lot to be in compliance with any development or site plan agreement.
SECTION 5 FEES
5.1. Fees for a required permit shall be in accordance with Schedule "A" to this By-law.
SECTION 6 INSPECTIONS
6.1. NOTIFICATION OF INSPECTION
6.1.1. Subject to Section 8 of The Building Code Act, as amended, the person to whom a permit has been issued or his agent, shall notify the Building Department, during normal business hours, 48 hours before the day the inspection is requested to be completed. The foregoing notification shall take place in advance of the following stages of construction:
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(a) of the commencement of construction where upon issuance of a permit the Chief Building Official has indicated to the owner/applicant that a review of the soils is required prior to forming of the footings,
(b) readiness to construct footings, prior to the placement of concrete with any required reinforcement in place,
(c) readiness to construct sewage system,
(d) readiness of any foundation reinforcement requiring inspection in accordance with an approved design,
(e) readiness of the substantial completion of the footings and foundation including the placement of the drainage tile, drainage layer, parging, dampproofing or waterproofing and stone layer,
(f) the substantial completion of the installation of the sewage system, before the commencement of the backfilling,
(g) the completion of structural framing within the scope of Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code Act prior to the installation of insulation and air/vapour barrier, with the heating ventilation, air conditioning and all plumbing system roughed in,
(h) fireplace before front of fireplace is installed and showing distances from fire box area to nearest combustible material and showing the construction between the throat and chimney prior to the chimney construction,
(i) the completion of any below concrete floor slab roughin plumbing and/or rough in plumbing above floor slab, including tests on all drains, wastes, vents and distribution system,
(j) readiness of all water services from the curb stop to the interior of any building,
(k) readiness of all sanitary sewer connections from the sanitary sewer lateral at the lot line to the interior of any building,
(l) after the completion of the installation of insulation including air/vapour barriers,
(m) roughing in of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems,
(n) completion of all required fire separations and closures and all fire protection systems including standpipe, sprinkler, fire alarm and emergency lighting systems,
(o) Roads Department approval of entrance and water meters,
(p) readiness and prior to occupancy of building or part thereof,
(q) the final inspection,
(r) where the building is not within the scope of Part 9 of The Ontario Building Code Act as amended, the completion of the structural framing; insulation and vapour barriers; rouging in of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and air contaminant extraction equipment, rough in plumbing of each storey and the inclusion of sub-clause (i) above.
6.1.2. Subject to the regulations, no person shall occupy or use or permit to be occupied or use any building or part thereof newly erected or installed:
(a) until notice of the date of the completion of the building or part thereof is given to the Chief Building Official in writing until:
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an inspection is made pursuant to such notice and Occupancy Permit is issued; or
(ii) ten days have elapsed from the service of the notice or after the date of completion, whichever occurs last;
(c) until any order made by an inspector under Section 12 of The Building Code Act is complied with.
(d) Where a lot is not within an approved plan of subdivision the Chief Building Official may approve the lot grading, topsoil, sod and seed or if the Chief Building Official feels it necessary that the Municipal Engineer approve the lot grading he/she MAY require the owner/applicant to acquire the services of the Municipal Engineer at their expense for such approval.
(e) Where the lot is within an approved plan of subdivision the Developer's Engineer shall review and certify conformity of the lot grading to the approved lot grading and drainage plans and submit their certificate of the lot grading to the Municipal Engineer for final approval all at the owner's expense.
6.1.3. Where an inspection of a stage of construction is made pursuant to notification and it is found at the time of the inspection that the construction stage is incomplete or otherwise does not meet the requirements of The Building Code Act as amended, the regulations thereunder and/or this By-law, the Inspector shall issue a written order stating the nature of the noncompliance and requiring that the order be carried out forthwith or within such time as he specifies and if deemed necessary, the Inspector shall require a re-inspection notification for the same construction stage.
SECTION 7 FIRE SAFETY
7.1. The Fire Chief may be appointed as a Building Inspector to assist the Chief Building Official in the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code Act and the regulations made thereunder and this By-law.
SECTION 8 SUMP PUMPS
8.1 (a) All foundation drains on new single family dwellings
shall be connected to a working sump pump and pumped to a dry well, storm sewer or drainage ditch.
(b) Sump pumps shall drain to a drainage ditch or storm sewer system by direct piping and shall not be connected to a septic system or a sanitary sewer system.
(c) A check valve shall be installed on the discharge side of the sump pump.
SECTION 9 MISCELLANEOUS
9.1.1 The conviction of an offender upon the breach of any provisions of this By-law shall not operate as a bar to a prosecution against the same offender upon any continued or subsequent breach of any provision and a Judge may convict any offender repeatedly for continued or subsequent breaches of the By-law, and the provisions of the Building Code Act, as amended from time to time, shall further apply to any continued or repeated breach of this By-law.
9.1.2 Schedule “A”, “B” and “C” attached hereto shall form part of this By-law.
9.13 By-laws that are inconsistent with this By-law are hereby repealed.
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9.1.4 If any court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provisions of this By-law are ultra vires the jurisdiction of the Council or are invalid for any other reason, such provisions shall be deemed to be severable and shall not invalidate any of the other provisions of the By-law which shall remain in full force and effect.
9.1.5 Neither the granting of any permit, nor the approval of the drawing or any specifications, nor any inspections made by the Chief Building Official/Building Inspector, shall in any way relieve the owner of such building or the person responsible for the provision of service, labour or materials to the building from the full and sole responsibility for carrying out the work, or having the work carried out in accordance with the requirements of this By-law, The Ontario Building Code Act, as amended and the regulations made thereunder and any other applicable law.
9.1.6 Subject to Part 2 of The Ontario Building Code Regulations, as amended and notwithstanding any other provision of this By-law, the Chief Building Official/Building Inspector may issue an "Occupancy Permit" for buildings which are not fully completed at the date of the application for such permit, under such terms and conditions as in his discretion he deems advisable and upon payment of the prescribed fee as set out in Schedule "A".
9.1.7 Council shall appoint a Chief Building Official and such Inspectors as are necessary for the carrying out of this By-law.
9.1.8 This By-law is to be read in conjunction with all the Statutes referred to in the preamble hereto and in the event that there is a conflict between the provisions of this By-law and the provisions of The Building Code Act as amended, or its regulations, then the provisions of the latter prevail.
9.1.9 Where the context permits, words importing the singular number or the masculine gender also includes more persons, parties or things of the same kind than one, and females as well as males.
9.2.1. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, every person who:
(a) knowingly furnishes false information in any application under this By-law, or
(b) contravenes any provision of this By-law, is guilty of an offense and is subject to a penalty pursuant to the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33. in accordance with Section 36 of the Ontario Building Code Act 1997, as amended.
SECTION 10 ENACTMENT
THAT this By-law shall take force and effect upon passage thereof.
Read a first time this 4th day of March 2002.
Read a second and third time and finally passed, signed, sealed and numbered 1070-2002 this 2nd day of April, 2002.
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TABLE TO BE USED TO DETERMINE
ESTIMATED COST & BUILDING PERMIT FEES
CLASS OF PERMIT: Value of improvement is to be determined on the following cost or value of the improvement stated by the applicant, whichever is higher.
A) NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSES, APARTMENTS AND
$70.00 per sq. ft. To obtain estimated cost, apply $70.00 per sq. ft. of building area (gross floor area).
Permit cost is $70.00 for the first $1,000 and $5.00 for each additional $1,000 or part thereafter.
B) COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL:
$50.00 per sq. ft. - A First class masonry, veneer or frame and siding construction with interior finished suitable for occupancy as a business, school, church, office, etc. To obtain estimated cost apply $50.00 per sq. ft. of floor area (use 75% of rate for 2nd and 3rd floors and 50% of rate for each floor thereafter).
Permit cost is $70.00 for the first $1,000 and $5.00 for every $1,000 or part thereof of the estimated cost thereafter.
$40.00 per sq. ft. - B All buildings of masonry, veneer, frame or metal construction with interior unfinished to be used for storage, warehousing or factory, etc. To obtain estimated cost, apply $40.00 per sq. ft. of floor area (use 75% of rate for 2nd and 3rd floors and 50% of rate for each floor thereafter).
Permit cost is $70.00 for the first $1,000 and $5.00 for every $1,000 or part thereof of estimated cost thereafter.
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C) DETACHED GARAGES, SHEDS, UTILITY BUILDINGS,
CARPORTS AND PORCHES: (Accessory buildings)
$35.00 per sq. ft. To obtain estimated cost apply $35.00 per sq. ft. of gross floor area.
Permit cost is $70.00 for the first $1,000 and $5.00 for every $1,000 or part thereof of estimated cost thereafter.
D) RESIDENTIAL RENOVATIONS:
SAME AS C)
E) FARM BUILDINGS:
Open - $10.00 per sq. ft. Permit fee is $70.00
for the first $1,000 of
Closed - $15.00 per sq. ft. estimated cost and
$5.00 per $1,000 or
part thereof of
estimated cost thereafter.
F) SWIMMING POOLS
In ground pools and all necessary fencing $100.00
Above ground and all necessary fencing $ 70.00
G) DEMOLITION PERMIT FEE $ 50.00
H) OCCUPANCY PERMIT $ 70.00
I) MINIMUM PERMIT FEE $ 70.00
J) CHANGE OF USE PERMIT
Every application for a change of use permit $150.00 fee plus
issued under the Building Code Act shall $50.00 fire inspection
contain sufficient information to enable fee if applicable plus
the Chief Building Official to determine building/plumbing
if it will conform with the Building Code permit fees.
Act, and any other applicable law.
K) PLUMBING PERMITS
i) Residential $70.00 per unit or
suite plus $5.00 per
fixture or trap.
ii) All others $70.00 per stack plus
$5.00 per fixture or
L) SEWAGE SEPTIC PERMITS
Class 1 Permit not required
Class 2 through 5 $340.00
Tank replacement and minor repairs $150.00
For each inspection required or requested after
second inspection of a sewage system permit $70.00
M) REQUESTED INSPECTIONS $70.00
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N) DRIVEWAY INSTALLATION INSPECTION FEE $50.00
O) ADMINISTRATION FEE
For construction started before permit issued $200.00 plus permit fee
P) BUILDING DEPARTMENT LETTERS $40.00
Q) BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT LETTERS $40.00
R) SPECIAL STRUCTURE PERMIT
A permit to construct a designated structure as set out in Article 2.1.2 of The Ontario Building Code.
Permit fee shall be in accordance with the fees in Section 1 above
S) EXTRA OR REINSPECTIONS
Inspections undertaken by a building inspector required subsequent to a request for inspection which was incomplete and additional items needed to be completed or rectified or inspections undertaken over above any normal inspections.
a) Inspection fee, each $ 70.00
T) WOODSTOVE AND/OR CHIMNEY PERMITS
A fee shall be paid for the installation of a
wood stove and/or chimney or the relocation
of a wood stove. A set fee of $ 70.00
U) PARK MODEL TRAILERS
A fee paid for the installation of a park model
trailer in a campground, including any deck.
Same as A)
The above permit fees are based on the dollar value of the improvement. The dollar value of the improvement is to be determined on the above listed costs or value of the improvement stated by the applicant, whichever is higher.
Where permit fees are based on actual value of the improvement of the proposed work, such cost shall mean the total cost of all work regulated by the permit including the cost of all materials, labour, equipment, overhead and professional and related services.
Where the Chief Building Official places a valuation on cost of the proposed work for the purpose of establishing the permit fee, and where the valuation is disputed by the applicant, the applicant shall pay the required fee under protest and within six months of completion of the project shall submit an audited statement of the actual cost of the work, and where the audited costs are determined to be less than the value, the Chief Building Official shall cause the appropriate refund to be issued by the Municipal Treasurer.
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RESPECTING REQUIRED SCALES FOR PLANS AND DRAWINGS
Unless otherwise approved by the Chief Building Official
METRIC UNIT PLANS AND DRAWINGS SHALL BE IN THE FOLLOWING SCALES FOR HOUSES
Plot Plans ½ cm to 1 m
Floor Plans 2 cm to 1 m
Elevations 2 cm to 1 m
Sections 4 cm to 1 m
FOR PROJECTS (Commercial or Multi-Storey Residential)
Plot Plans 1 cm to 1 m
Floor Plans 2 cm to 1 m
Elevations 1 cm to 1 m
Sections 4 cm to 1 m
Mechanical Plans 2 cm to 1 m
IMPERIAL UNIT PLANS AND DRAWINGS SHALL BE IN THE FOLLOWING SCALES FOR HOUSES
Plot Plans 1/16" to 1 ft.
Floor Plans 1/4" to 1 ft.
Elevations 1/4" to 1 ft.
Sections ½" to 1 ft.
FOR PROJECTS (Commercial or Multi-Storey Residential)
Plot Plans 1" to 1 ft.
Floors Plans 1/4" to 1 ft.
Elevations 1/8" to 1 ft.
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RESPECTING REFUND OF PERMIT FEES
The fees that may be refunded shall be a percentage of the fees
payable under this by-law, as follows:
i) 80 percent if administrative functions only have been performed.
ii) 70 percent if administrative and zoning functions only have been performed.
iii) 45 percent if administrative, zoning and plan examination functions have been performed.
iv) 35 percent if the permit has been issued and no field inspections have been performed subsequent to permit issuance.
v) no permit fees shall be refunded if any inspections have been undertaken.
Notwithstanding paragraph A above, no refund shall be made of an
amount less than $35.00.
i) The foregoing percentages of amounts do not apply to that portion of the fees designated re-inspection fees. Re-inspection fees are totally refundable where the work has not commenced and application for refund is made within six months of building permit issuance.
C. Re-inspection Fees
Re-inspection Fees that may be refunded shall be in accordance with the following:
i) for each and every required re-inspection of work, $50.00 shall be deducted from the refundable portion of the re-inspection fees.
ii) There shall be no refund of re-inspection fees unless application is made by the applicant within twelve months from the date of permit issue, and received by the Building Department.
iii) There shall be no refund of re-inspection fees where the work for which the permit was issued has any outstanding work orders.
iv) There shall be no refund of re-inspection fees where the work for which the permit was issued is incomplete or otherwise does not comply with the requirements of this By-law.
v) For each plumbing inspection that is necessary to repeat or not originally required in the application, $35.00 will be deducted.
D. There shall be no refund of any building permit fees where:
i) a building permit has become null and void;
ii) a building permit has been revoked.
E. Building fee refunds and re-inspection refunds are payable to the Building Permit holder only, unless written direction from the Building Permit holder, indicating otherwise, is received by the Building Department prior to refund issuance.
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