Building department staff oversees the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code Act in order to ensure health and safety in the Township of Hamilton.

What do you want to build?

House

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Home Builder's Guide for assistance):

  • grading and drainage plan prepared by a qualified person
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Deck

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Deck Design Guide for assistance):

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Garage/Accessory

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Garage Design Guide for assistance):

  • site sketch showing location of proposed garage including dimensions and distance from property lines, septic tank/field and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Addition

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing location of proposed addition including dimensions and distance from property lines, septic tank/field and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Porch

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Carport

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • plans that include the following information:
  • floor plan(s)
  • cross section detail(s)

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Finishing your basement or renovating?

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • Building plans that include the following information:
  • floor plan(s)

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Demolition

Requirements for a demolition permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

  • Form 357 to apply for a property tax reduction

2. Site survey that shows building's original footprint and location: to be used for future proposed construction.

3. Refer to Fees and Charges By-law Schedule ‘E'.

Septic systems

For septic permit requirements and application, contact Northumberland County.

Additional information relevant to building permits

Check with the Planning Coordinator or Building Official to ensure that proposed construction meets the requirements of the Zoning By-law prior to permit application submission.

If any part of the lot is within an area regulated by the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, a permit may be required. This may affect the building location and/or grading of the lot.

Putting in a pool?

Other By-laws affecting building permit applications: