Magnolia – Design & Build
Applying for a building permit in Ottawa is a critical step in the construction process that requires careful consideration and attention to detail. Obtaining a building permit involves:
The permit process ensures that all construction projects in Ottawa comply with the city’s building codes, zoning by-laws, and other regulations, guaranteeing the safety and integrity of the structure. Applying for a building permit can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it is necessary to ensure that your construction project is legal, safe, and meets all applicable regulations.
Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction of a new building, an addition, or an alteration of any building or structure with a building area of over 10 square metres (approximately 108 square feet). Minor exceptions may apply to one-storey storage sheds. The following list provides examples of common projects that require building permits. If the scope of your project does not appear on the list below or you are unsure of the permit requirements, please contact Magnolia Construction for more information.