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Required Permits

You will need a Building Permit if you are constructing or installing the following:

  • New Buildings or Structures
  • Accessory Buildings and Structures larger than 108 square feet
  • Wood Decks greater than 24 inches above grade level
  • Additions to existing structures
  • Adding a Basement Apartment or Secondary Dwelling Unit
  • Renovations where insulation/vapour barrier are affected
  • Plumbing, new plumbing and plumbing alterations
  • Structural Alterations
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Solid fuel burning a ppliances
  • Fire Separations
  • Exit Facilities
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Swimming Pools (Public)
  • Fencing around residential swimming pools
  • Designated Structures

Applications for Building Permits are available on our website.

The Building By-Law has more information on Building Permits and Permit Fees.

There may be other fees owing for connections, entrances, and encroachments when you are constructing and these can be discussed with Municipal staff when you apply for a building permit.

Please contact the Chief Building Officialfor more information.

Municipal Office, 25 Fifth Avenue, PO Box 158, Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1A4

Phone: 807-737-2700

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