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					       TOWNSHIP OF TAY
        Building Services Division
        450 Park Street, P.O. Box 100,Victoria Harbour, Ontario. L0K 2A0
        Phone (705) 534-7248           Fax (705) 534-4493

                       BUILDING AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES
                          PERMIT APPLICATION GUIDE
                                     (revised December 2006)

Aim and Application of this Guide
This guide is intended to help you to better understand the steps to follow to obtain a building
and/or a municipal services permit. It also outlines what may be expected of you during the course
of construction. This is a guide only and is not a substitute for the requirements in the Ontario
Building Code (OBC) or any Municipal By-law. There is a separate guide and application
available for those that are on private sewage system and may require a permit. This Guide has
been updated to include the new Designer Qualification/Registration requirements which came
into effect January 1st, 2006.

When do I need a building permit?
A building permit is required for the construction or alteration of any building over 10 m2 (108 ft2)
or for any size building that includes plumbing. The following is a list of projects that require a
building permit:
• Construction of any new building over 10 m2 (108 ft2) in area, including a new home, attached
   or detached garage.
• Any size addition to an existing house, including a carport, garage, sunroom, porch or room(s).
• Construction of finished rooms in the basement or attic.
• Any structural work including alterations to interior partitions or the installation of new
   skylights and windows or doors requiring enlargement of the existing opening.
• Decks larger than 10 m2 (108 ft2) in area and all decks attached to a house or serving as an exit
   to the house.
• Raising a house or cottage to provide a crawlspace or full basement.
• Construction or installing an accessory building such as a garage, tool shed or gazebo larger
   than 10 m2 (108 ft2).
• Installation of any solid fuel-fired appliance, including a wood stove, fireplace, pellet stove or
   wood furnace.
• Alteration or replacement of other heating appliances including ductwork.
• New or alterations to the plumbing system.
• Connection to the municipal water or sewer system.
• Installation or alteration of a septic system.
• Installation of a swimming pool.
• Demolition of any building over 10 m2 (108 ft2).
• Change of Use from one major occupancy to another, including converting a single residential
   unit into two or more multiple units, even though no construction may be proposed.
Revised 12/12/06
What construction projects do not require a building permit?
The following is a list of projects that do not require a permit:
• Air conditioning units or air source heat pumps added to an existing system.
• Painting or decorating.
• Fences other than for swimming pools.
• Minor repairs to masonry.
• Replacing siding or windows (provided that there are no structural changes).
• Asphalt roof shingling.
• Eaves troughs.
• Kitchen or bathroom cupboards without plumbing.
Special Note: Even when a building permit is not required by the Ontario Building Code,
you must still comply with the requirements of the Township’s Zoning By-law.

When do I need a Municipal Services Permit?
Municipal Services permits are required for:
• The installation of an entrance (driveway) onto a Township road or the paving of an entrance to
  the travelled portion of a Township road.
• A Municipal Services Maintenance Permit is required for the construction or demolition of new
  dwellings with a frontage on a Municipal road of 45 metres (148’ 8”) or less, or for any work
  on a Municipal right-of-way which might disturb the existing surface.

How do I apply for a Building Permit and/or a Municipal Services Permit?
Why don’t we first give you an outline of the steps to follow, then we can get into more detailed
suggestions on how to submit a complete application.

Step 1 Obtain the Necessary Forms
Building Permits
There is now a Provincially mandated “Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish” form
that must be completed along with “Schedule 1: Designer Information” and if the application is for
a sewage system the “Schedule 2: Sewage System Installer Information” form must be submitted
as well. These forms are available at the Township of Tay offices located at 450 Park Street in
Victoria Harbour or through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing web site at
http://www.obc.gov.mah.on.ca (click the “Publications” menu then click “Permit Applications”).

Municipal Service Permits
If the proposed construction will require an entrance from a municipal road, then you should
obtain and complete an “Application for Property Access” application as well. You may also want
to check with the Public Works Department at this time to determine if municipal water and sewer
is available for your property.


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Step 2 Submit Application
The building permit application requires information about the construction project. You’ll be
asked to document the project location, applicant, owner, builder and purpose of the application
(i.e. description of the work). Scaled drawings, plans or other documentation of the proposed work
will have to be submitted for review. Different types of construction projects such as a house,
decks and sewage systems will require different types of plans, specifications and documents. In
order to avoid delays in the processing of your application, you may wish to consult the
appropriate application checklist (available through the Building Department) to ensure you are
submitting a complete application.

The following documents are required for a complete application:
• Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish fully completed with all applicable fields
  filled out and signed by the owner or authorized agent (if the application is signed by an agent,
  provide a completed proof of acting agent form or letter).
• Schedule 1: Designer Information for all projects and Schedule 2 for a sewage system
• All attachments indicated as being attached are submitted including Tarion’s Declaration of
  Applicant for Building Permit form under the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan Act
• Two sets of the construction drawings and specifications as required under the Building By-
  law, including a lot grading plan and a site plan
• Building permit fees are due at time of application; other fees such as Development Charges
  are due prior to issuance of the permit.

In addition to the above the application must include documents that establish compliance with
other applicable law. This includes such documents as Ministry of Transportation permits for Land
Use and Entrance Permits when constructing adjacent to a Provincial Highway, approvals under
the Ontario Heritage Act, Nutrient Management Act and Site Plan Control under the Ontario
Planning and Development Act. For a complete list of applicable law, see Article 1.1.3.3. of the
Ontario Building Code.

   Incomplete applications are the biggest cause of delays in permit processing.

Step 3 Wait During Review Process
Our Building Official will determine if your project is in compliance with the building code, the
zoning and other municipal by-laws and provincial regulations through the following reviews:

      Zoning Plans Examination
      Drawings are reviewed to ensure your project will conform to the Zoning By-law. Zoning
      requirements specify the uses permitted within a particular area and contain regulations
      governing such things as building setbacks, height and lot coverage. You should contact the
      Planning Technician at 705-534-7248 Ext. 238 to determine specific zoning requirements.


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      Architectural/Structural Plans Examination
      Drawings are reviewed to ensure compliance with health, fire, and structural sufficiency
      requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

      Mechanical Plans Examination
      Drawings are reviewed to ensure compliance with heating, ventilation, air-conditioning
      (HVAC), and plumbing requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

STEP 4 Receive Results of Review Process
Once we have received a complete application, it will be reviewed for compliance with the OBC,
zoning and other applicable regulations. If all requirements are met, the application is approved
and a permit is issued. If compliance is not determined, your application as submitted will be
denied. If you are refused a building permit, you will be notified of the incomplete, missing or
incorrect information within 10 days. You may then make the necessary corrections and re-apply.

STEP 5 Receive Permit
The Building Permit is the document granting permission to start construction. Once you have
your permit, you must proceed to construct as per the approved plans. The Building Code requires
you to post the Building Permit in a window or other prominent place at the construction site, keep
a copy of the approved Building Plans at the site, and bring any changes to the attention of our
Building Official immediately. Changes may require a review and approval in the same manner as
the original application. Please also note that a revision charge may apply.

STEP 6 Arrange Inspection Visits
Each major phase of construction must be inspected by our Building Inspectors to make certain the
work conforms to the Building Code, the Building Permit and the Approved Plans.
Inspections do not happen automatically. It is your responsibility to ensure that either you or
your contractor contacts the Building Department to request an inspection at least two
business days in advance, before work proceeds from one stage to the next. Failure to have
inspections may result in having to uncover and expose work for inspection. To arrange an
inspection, please call the Building Services Division Secretary at 705-534-7248 Ext. 232.

If the Building Inspector finds that some work does not conform to the approved plans, he or she
will advise (and possibly provide written notice) that the situation is to be remedied. If the
violation is serious, an Order to Comply or a Stop Work Order may be issued until the problem
is resolved. Another inspection may be necessary before work is resumed.

STEP 7 Occupancy and Final Inspections
An Occupancy Inspection must be completed and passed prior to occupancy.
The Building Code Act requires that certain items must be completed prior to allowing occupancy
of a building or part of a building. These include all handrails, guards and other protective devices
around stairways and balconies. All steps, stairs and decks installed at exits. All smoke alarms in

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place and functioning. Doors between attached garage and dwelling unit to be equipped with self-
closing devices, walls separating house and attached garage must be vapour and fume proof.
Sewage disposal system or sewer connection approved. Water supply, electrical, heat and gas (if
applicable) services installed, approved and in full functioning order. Note: For those on private
wells proof of potable water will be required prior to occupancy, have your water checked
beforehand.

A final inspection is required when the building is entirely complete according to the plans
submitted. A building permit is not closed until a final inspection has been passed. Failure to
obtain a Final Inspection may result in delays when you go to mortgage or sell your home.
Building permits that are not closed within four years will be invoiced an annual
Maintenance Fee of $60.00 until the Final Inspection has been passed.

CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
New requirements for Designer Qualification and Registration came into effect on January
1st, 2006.
If someone is doing design drawings for you they may be required to be a Registered or Qualified
Designer. For further information, including exemptions please check out the Ministry’s web site
at http://www.obc.mah.gov.on.ca under “Publications” or contact the Building Department.

The following information is quoted from the Ministry’s of Municipal Affairs and Housing web
site:

“In general, designers that engage in the following “design activities” are required to meet the
qualification/registration requirements under the Building Code:
• Preparing a design as part of a building permit application;
• Giving information or an opinion concerning whether a building or part of a building complies
   with the Building Code if the information or opinion is submitted to a Chief Building Official
   in connection with a building permit application; and
• Preparing a written report for submission to the Chief Building Official based on a general
   review, where a general review is required by the Building Code.”

It is important to know that although we review your plans to check for these things, we cannot
design the project for you. In general no information should be “in your head” only. For
example, if you give your drawings to a builder they should not have to ask “How deep is the
bottom of the excavation?”, “What size of footing am I pouring?”, “What size of lintel is required
over the garage door?”, etc.
All drawings should be legible and to scale, single lined drawings will not be accepted.




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Site and Grading Plans (two sets):
   • Site plan to be referenced to a current plan of survey;
   • Lot Grading plans must be certified by an Ontario Lands Surveyor, Professional Engineer or
      Ontario Landscape Architect;
   • lot size and the dimensions of property, and location/dimensions of all existing and
      proposed buildings (setbacks to property lines & distance to other buildings);
   • location and dimensions of all proposed and existing, roads, rights-of-way, easements and
      municipal services;
   • elevations of proposed and existing grades and the proposed finished first floor elevations of
      all buildings;
   • location, elevations and dimensions of an on-site sewage system, (tank, tile field, and
      mantle);
   • location and depth of the municipal sewer lateral;
   • location of municipal water service connection, or of a private well;
   • location, dimensions, and slopes of grading features, (i.e. swales, drywells, retaining walls);
      and
   • slope of driveways and top elevation of finished garage floor slab.

Foundation Plan (two sets):
  • drawn to scale and fully dimensioned;
  • use of every room and space and finished or unfinished spaces;
  • all structural framing (joists, beams columns and lintels etc.);
  • location, size and dimensions of all footings and spacing of footing pads;
  • foundation wall type and thickness;
  • proprietary floor system layout and manufacture bearing P.Eng. seal;
  • location of all plumbing fixtures;
  • Identification of all building materials and/or reference to a schedule or legend;
  • location of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors; and
  • location of floor drain and sump pump.


Floor Plans (two sets of all floor levels):
   • drawn to scale and fully dimensioned;
   • use of every room or space;
   • all structural framing;
   • proprietary floor system layout and manufacture bearing P.Eng. seal;
   • location of all plumbing fixtures;
   • location of all fireplaces and type of fuel (wood or gas);
   • location of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors; and
   • Identification of all building materials and/or reference to a schedule or legend.


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Roof Plans (two sets):
  • drawn to scale and fully dimensioned;
  • Roof Truss layout from manufacture bearing P. Eng. Seal; or
  • Rafter and Ceiling Joist layout and design.

   Elevations (two sets):
   • area of exposed building face, area and % of glazed openings and required limiting distance;
   • exterior finishes (for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems, include name of manufacturer);
   • window/door type, locations and sizes including height of sills above floor;
   • roof slope and finish; and
   • stairs, landings, guards and handrails.

Building Sections (two sets):
  • floor to floor and floor to ceiling heights;
  • footing and foundation wall details including height of grade above basement floor;
  • specifications of all floor, wall and roof assemblies;
  • underpinning detail where required; and
  • stairs, landings guards and handrails.

Construction Details (two sets):
  • typical wall section from footings to roof;
  • typical roof detail where cathedral ceilings are proposed;
  • guard details (reference to SG -7 details or drawings complying with Part 4 design);
  • specifications of all wall, floor and roof assemblies and building materials.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Drawings (two sets):
  • heat loss/heat gain design calculations and equipment summary;
  • mechanical ventilation design summary; and
  • duct layout drawings.

Plumbing (not generally required for a single dwelling):
   • location of all plumbing fixtures;
   • layout of all piping including drains, wastes and vents;
   • layout of all plumbing appliances.

Solid Fuel Burning Appliances:
   • provide a copy of installation manuals for certified appliances and chimneys;
   • location of appliance and setback distances to combustibles;
   • floor protection (if applicable);
   • wall and ceiling heat shield designs (if applicable).


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OTHER APPROVALS REQUIRED
As mentioned earlier, one of the duties of the Chief Building Official when reviewing an
application is to check the application to determine if it “complies with all other applicable law”.

The first of these other approvals on our checklist is Zoning. Your application must conform to the
regulations in the Township’s Zoning By-law. These regulations are too extensive to go through
now, but in general they state what uses are permitted where, and limits on where you can build on
your property. Copies of the Zoning By-law may be purchased from the Township or you may call
the Planning Technician for more information at 705-534-7246, ext.238. It is always a good idea
to bring your site plan in to the Planning Technician prior to submitting the building permit
application for a pre-consultation.

If something on your project does not conform to the Zoning By-law then you may wish to adjust
your project accordingly or discuss the possibility with the Planning Department of an exemption.
This exemption could be in the form of a minor variance or zoning amendment for example. Any
of these applications are made to the Township and approval must be received and a copy included
with your application before a building permit can be issued. Minor Variances take a minimum of
2 months and Zoning By-law Amendments take a minimum of 3 months and both are regulated by
the Planning Act.

The next item on the checklist is for a Private Sewage System Permit. Obviously, if you do not
have access to the Municipal sewer system then you will require this permit for the construction of
a new dwelling. Sewage System Permit Applications are available through the Township of Tay
Municipal Offices. Other situations that may require a sewage system permit include increasing
the number of bathrooms, increasing the number of bedrooms, increasing the number of plumbing
fixtures or adding more than 15% to the total floor area of the dwelling. The sewage system permit
must be obtained prior to the issuance of the building permit.

The next form in your package is the “Declaration of Applicant for Building Permit” from
Tarion under the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan Act. This form must be completed every time
you are creating a new dwelling. The information on both sides should be all you need to complete
this form.

Entrance Permit
The Entrance Permit is required by a Resident to locate a driveway from the municipal roadway to
the Residential Lot. The reason for the entrance permit is to ensure that an access onto a
municipal road does not become a safety hazard due to:
                  i)     insufficient sight lines
                  ii)    too close to an intersection
                  iii) access on a crest of a hill
                  iv) entering a curve



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The Entrance width required for residential lots will be seven (7) metres and for Commercial lots
will be nine (9) metres.

The Owner at their cost is responsible for installing a culvert when the residential lot is on a road
which has a roadside ditch. The Public Works Department will determine the size of the culvert.

The site plan for the Building Permit Application shall include the location and grade elevation for
the entrance driveway, the ditch and the culvert.

If your entrance is onto a private road, this permit is not required, but a Private Road Agreement
will be required.

Municipal Water and Sewer Services
If Municipal Water Service or Municipal Sewers are available, then a permit to connect to them
must be issued prior to the construction of any building other than an accessory building.

Note: If the Municipal water and sewer lateral piping from the mains located under the road
allowance have not been installed to your property line, you are responsible for these costs.
Contact the Public Works Department for the applicable fees.

Municipal Water Service
The Water Service Permit is required for the property owner to connect their building to the
municipal water system. This work is also to be inspected by the Building Department to ensure
that there is no contamination of the water supply.

The Property Owner at their cost is required to install the water service connection from the
watermain to the building. The Owner should inquire prior to purchasing the lot, if the lot is
serviced to the property line with the water service connection.

Municipal Sewer Service
The Sewer Service Permit is required for the property owner to connect their building to the
municipal sewer system. This work requires to be inspected by the Building Department to ensure
that there is sufficient fall in the sanitary service pipe so that the solids do not settle out and cause
a blockage in the pipe.

The Property Owner at their cost is required to install the sanitary service connection from the
sanitary main to the building. The Owner should inquire prior to purchasing the lot, if the lot is
serviced to the property line with the sanitary service connection.

Other Permits
Depending on the details of your project, some other approvals not mentioned may be required. If
your project includes any electrical work, a permit from the Electrical Safety Authority may be
required, contact them at 1-877-372-7233. Bell Canada 310-BELL, Enbridge Consumers Gas

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(1-888) 285-4427, and cable television are also something you might need to look into. Depending
on the area the electrical from the property line to the building may be under the jurisdiction of
Tay Hydro at (705) 534-7281 or Hydro One at 1-888-664-9376.

Please note that that the Fire Permit By-law states that, “No permits will be issued for fires
related to lot clearing or construction”. As such, you may not burn for clearing or construction.

FEES AND DEPOSITS
Every building permit application must be accompanied by the required fees. The Township of
Tay has developed a new method of calculating building permit fees based on the area of
construction and flat rate fees. Area calculated fees for a new dwelling will include plumbing and
heating fees at no additional cost.

The minimum building permit application fee is $60.00.

Inspection Deposit and Revisions
A $225.00 inspection deposit will now be required for most projects and a $75.00 inspection fee
will be deducted from this deposit when more than one re-inspection is required, the remainder
will be refunded. A material change or revision to an approved plan will be a minimum fee of
$60.00.

Where construction has commenced prior to a building permit being issued all
building permit fees will be doubled. (see 5.4.1 of By-law 2005-59)

Here are some applicable fees associated with a single dwelling. For a complete list of building
permit application fees please see Schedule “B” of Building by-law 2005-59:
                                   New Dwelling or Additions (per
                                                                         $0.86
                                   sq. ft.)
                                   Internal Renovation (per sq. ft.)     $0.43
                                   Attached Garages (per sq. ft.)        $0.27
                                   Accessory Buildings (including
      Group C Occupancies                                                $0.43
                                   detached garages) (per sq. ft.)
      (Dwellings)
                                   Deck/Porch (no roof) (per sq. ft.)    $0.10
                                   Deck/Porch (per sq. ft.)
                                                                         $0.20
                                   (with roof but unenclosed walls)
                                   Finished Basements
                                    Creation of new living space in a             $100.00
                                   Single
                                    Dwelling Only
                                   Woodstoves, fireplaces and
                                                                                  $60.00
                                   chimney’s

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                                                                              $150.00 for
                                   Water and Sewer Connections                both or $100.00
                                                                              for one only
                                   On-Site Sewage Systems                          $380.00


Municipal Services Maintenance Deposit
The Municipal Services Maintenance Deposit is required to make building contractors and/or
property owners responsible for payment if any municipal services within the Township right of
way are damaged and to ensure the municipal boulevard and ditches are properly graded and
stabilized.

The Township reserves the right to undertake the repair of any damage to municipal services
which shall include, but not limited to, road surface, ditches and culverts; water and sanitary sewer
service laterals; storm sewer; curb and gutter; and sidewalks in the event the building permit
applicant or property owners fails to restore the municipal right of way to the satisfaction of the
Township within receiving five (5) working days notice and the cost for said repair(s) shall be
deducted from the Municipal Services Maintenance Deposit.

The Township also reserves the right to stabilize the municipal right of way with the appropriate
measure (i.e. topsoil and grass, rip-rap, etc.) in the event the building permit applicant or property
owner fails to do so to the satisfaction of the Township within receiving five (5) working days
notice and the cost for said work shall be deducted from the Municipal Services Maintenance
Deposit.

The Municipal Services Maintenance Deposit shall be retained in full until a final inspection and
acceptance by the Public Works Department.

The deposit shall be calculated by multiplying the property frontage by $25.00 per metre to a
maximum of $750.00.

This permit is required for the construction or demolition of dwellings with lot frontage on a
Municipal road of 45 metres (148’ 8”) or less, or for any work on a Municipal right-of-way which
might disturb the existing surface.

Lot Grading Deposit
In addition to the Municipal Services Maintenance Deposit outlined above, there is also a $500.00
Lot Grading Deposit which is refundable once a final Lot Grading inspection has been passed by
the Public Works Department. If you are building in a subdivision, the subdivision agreement may
require a higher Lot Grading Deposit.




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Development Charges
Development Charges are applicable for all new residential units, please see the attached
pamphlet.

Cheques should be made out to the Township of Tay. We also accept cash or Direct Interact
Payment.

Well, that’s it for the checklist. If you have any questions or have any difficulties, feel free to call
us for assistance or to arrange a time to come in for a visit. So, what happens now?

Once you have gathered all the information required you may mail or deliver it along with
payment to:

      Township of Tay
      Building Services Division
      450 Park Street, P.O. Box 100
      Victoria Harbour, ON, L0K 2A0

Once we have received your application we will review it for errors or missing information. When
we have received all the information, we will review your plans for compliance with the Ontario
Building Code, Township By-laws and any other applicable law. Hopefully there will not be any
major issues and the building permit can be issued.

What you will receive is a copy of your Building and Municipal Services applications, a receipt,
one set of the drawings you supplied with the review notes attached and your permits. The
drawings and review notes must be kept on the project site and available to the building inspector
at all times. The building permit must be posted at the project site so that it is visible from the
road.

INSPECTIONS
Now that you have your permits, it does not mean that we won’t be seeing each other any more. It
is your legal responsibility to notify the Building Department when your project is ready for
one of its inspections. In general, inspections are required before you cover anything that we will
not be able to see later. The following is a list of all the inspections that you may require,
depending on your project:

Building Inspections
Please call (705) 534-7248 Ext. 232 at least two business days in advance to book an
inspection, and have the Building Permit number available. Notices and Inspections are
regulated by 2.4.5.1. of the Ontario Building Code, these have been summarized below:




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1.    Footings           i) prior to placing concrete.
                         ii) for preserved wood foundations, prior to placing the wood floor
                            sheathing or concrete slab.

2. Foundation            usually done just prior to back-filling so that damp proofing, drainage
                         tile and stone cover are visible.

3. Plumbing Underground prior to placing concrete slab. Municipal water service and sewer
                    connections prior to backfill. A ball test will be required on underground
                    sewer pipes and a pressure test on underground water piping.

4.   Framing             this is done before any insulation is placed that would obscure the view
                         of any framing. All wiring, ductwork, plumbing and other services
                         should be completed since their installation often requires altering the
                         framing. The Engineered drawings for roof, floor trusses and
                         manufactured beams and columns should be on site for this inspection.

5. Plumbing Rough-in this inspection is often done at the same time as framing. Also the
                     drainage and venting systems must be either air or water tested during
                     the inspection.

6. Chimney/Fireplace masonry rough-in and zero clearance rough-in and final.

7. Insulation, Air &     should be done just prior to covering with any interior wall and ceiling
   Vapour Barrier        finishes.

8. Building Occupancy includes all handrails, guards (railings) and other protective devices
                      around stairwells, landings and balconies. All steps and decks installed at
                      required exits. All smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in place
                      and functioning. Doors between attached garage and dwelling unit to be
                      equipped with self-closing device and the walls separating the house and
                      garage must be vapour and fume proofed. Sewage disposal system final
                      approval from the Health Unit (if applicable). Water supply, electrical,
                      heat and gas (if applicable) services approved, installed, and in full
                      functioning order.
                      See Article 2.4.3.2. OBC for a complete list of requirements for
                      occupancy. Note: For those on private wells proof of potable water
                      will be required prior to occupancy, have your water checked
                      beforehand.

9. Building Interior     Final fully completed interior for all items covered by the Ontario
                         Building Code.

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10. Building Exterior Final fully completed exterior for all items covered by the Ontario
                      Building Code, including decks and porches.

Important – Inspection will be conducted within 2 days following the day of the request as
            per OBC requirements.

The Building Code Act makes it your legal responsibility to notify the Building Department
and arrange an inspection prior to occupying a building. No building may be occupied until
an occupancy inspection has been passed. Final inspections are required to close the permit
file. An open building permit may cause delays at the time of sale or mortgage of a property.
Building permits that are not closed within four years will be invoiced an annual
Maintenance Fee of $60.00 until the Final Inspection has been passed.

“Getting your Final Inspection and closing your permit will not impact your (tax)
 assessment, but will ensure that the future sale of your home is not interrupted, and would
 let you know that your home complies with the Ontario Building Code”. (Quoted from the
“Information for Taxpayers” pamphlet.)

Municipal Services Inspections
Please contact the Public works Department at (705) 534-7248 Ext. 230 at least 48 hours (two
business days) in advance to book an inspection, and have the Permit number available.

1.    Entrance Permit                 when Entrance is completed.

2.    Municipal Services Deposit      prior to final inspection.

3.    Lot Grading                     prior to final inspection.



Having arrived at your final inspections, this seems like a natural time to draw this to a close. If
you have any questions or even comments on how to improve this Guide, please call the Chief
Building Official at (705) 534-7248 Ext. 236 or e-mail mhaines@tay.township.on.ca




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