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Doug Schultz
Chief Building Official /
By-Law Enforcement Officer
dschultz@whitewaterregion.ca
Phone: (613) 646-2282
Toll Free: 1-877-646-2282
Fax: (613) 646-2283

Building Department

  • Our Building Department provides information to the public on a variety of building issues related to the Ontario Building Code and various By-Laws enforced by the Building Department.
  • We enforce the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Building Code Act relating to construction with regards to health, structural standards and fire protection.
  • We receive and review building and septic permit applications and prepare the issuance of the permits.
  • We ensure different stages of inspections are carried out in accordance with the Townships Building By-Law and the Ontario Building Code.

For specific information on any of the above matters, our Chief Building Official would be pleased to assist you.

 

 

SCHEDULE “B”

TO BY-LAW NUMBER 14-09-739

Amended Sept. 17, 2014

 

The user fees charged by the Building and By-law Enforcement Department shall be as follows:

 

  • 2. BUILDING

a) Building Permit fees shall be as follows:

(i) Residential – New, Additions or Extensive Renovations

.40 per square foot (plumbing permit included)

 

ii) Residential – Accessory Buildings

.35 per square foot

 

iii) Commercial/Industrial/Institutional – New, Additions or Extensive Renovations

.46 per square foot

 

iv) Commercial/Industrial/Institutional – Accessory Buildings/Decks

.40 per square foot

 

v) Agricultural – New Construction, Additions or Extensive Renovations

.12 per square foot

 

vi) Agricultural – Accessory Buildings – Storage Containers (Silos)

.12 per square foot

**All above categories shall have a minimum building permit fee of $100.00

vii) Agricultural – Dry Storage Containers (Grain Silos) $50.00

 

viii) Installation of Solid Fuel Burning Appliance $50.00

 

ix) Demolition Permits $30.00

600 square foot or less

Plus $2.00 for each additional 100 square feet

 

x) Additional Inspection $30.00

 

xi) Occupancy Permit or Final Inspection after Permit has been revoked.$50.00

 

 

 

 

xii) Change of Use $150.00

 

xiii) Pool Permit $50.00

 

xiv) Transfer of Permit $30.00

 

xv) Deferral of Revocation of Permit $30.00

 

xvi) Transmitter towers & equipment,

Tele-communication towers & $6.00 per thousand

equipment, pumping stations, Hydro

Sub-stations of construction value

 

xvii) New Property Identification Sign and Post for 911 Purposes $25.00

 

xviii) Residential patio decks less than 400 sq. ft. $50.00

 

xix) Demolition (600 sq. ft. or less) $30.00

($2.00 each additional 100 sq. ft.)

 

b) Plumbing Permit Fees – shall be as follows:

i) Basic Plumbing Fee $30.00

Plus $4.00 per fixture

Fixtures included: toilets, bathtubs, shower stalls,

wash basin, kitchen sinks, slop sinks,

urinals, automatic washers, laundry tubs,

drinking fountains, floor drains, roof

hoppers, and rain water leaders

ii) Repair or alteration of plumbing system $30.00

iii) Additional Inspection $30.00

 

c) Refunds – Withdrawal of Application or Abandoned Application

90% - No Review

50% - Plans Reviewed & Permit Issued

Permit refunds of less than $30.00 shall not be issued

Reviewed Permits – No Refund

Surcharge: 20% surcharge applies to all of the above fees if permit application is

received after work has begun.

all of the above fees if permit application is

received after work has begun.

 

 

 

SEWAGE SYSTEM SCHEDULE “B”
TO BY-LAW NUMBER 06-02-225 

TYPE OF APPLICATION FEE

For approval of a plan of subdivision under the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990 CH. 13 $75.00 for each lot or block shown on the proposed plan of subdivision
For approval of a condominium $125.00 for each on-site sewage system that is proposed for installed up to 10,000 L.
For Approval For Consents Under the Planning Act $100.00 for each severance application
Septic Permit for a class 2 sewage system $100.00
Septic Permit for a class 3 sewage system $100.00
Septic Permit for a class 4 sewage system using a leaching bed $245.00 for each bed installed using a leached bed
Septic Permit for a class 4 sewage system using a filter bed $280.00 for each bed installed using a filter bed
Septic Permit for a class 5 sewage system $150.00
File search fees $55.00
Investigations $30.00 per hour
Septic permit for a tank change only $100.00 per tank

Surcharge: 20% surcharge applied to all of the above fees if permit application is received after work has begun.

 

 

 

BUILDING PERMIT GUIDE

Building permits must be obtained before you start work on a new house, or an addition, or any alterations to an existing house which are significant in nature. Permits are geared to those projects where health & safety matters are involved and exist to protect you. Other homeowners, building occupants, future owners and the community.

WHY DO YOU NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?

Building permits allow a municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. By reviewing and approving plans before any work is done, the municipality can ensure that buildings comply with:

  • The Ontario Building Code, which sets standards for design and materials
  • The local zoning by-law and its controls on buildings and uses that are suitable to the area
  • Other health and safety regulations

WHEN DO I NEED A PERMIT?

  • Any new building over 108 ft2 (10m2) including moving old buildings to new locations. Even if the building is less than 108 ft2 (10m2) you must still verify that it meets the zoning and setbacks of the property.
  • Any new building that has any plumbing in it, no matter what size.
  • Any addition to any building including a new basement under an existing building and porches or decks.
  • Any extensive renovations that would include structural alterations.
  • Altering or adding any plumbing.
  • Installation of a wood stove, fireplace, wood furnace, pellet stove or chimney.
  • Partitioning and finishing a basement, including a new basement entrance.
  • Demolishing of any building.
  • Installation or relocation of a swimming pool.
  • All sewage systems.

HOW DO I GET A PERMIT

  • Prepare drawings which accurately and to scale describe the construction you propose. Standard technical details are available at your local municipal offices to assist in the preparation of your plans. It is usually advisable to verify with your local municipal offices that your proposed site plan will meet local zoning standards before you prepare the complete plans.
  • Contact your municipal office, and complete a building permit application and pertinent forms.
  • Provide the required number of copies (usually 2) of the construction drawings, including a site plan.
  • Pay the permit fee.

WHEN WILL I GET THE PERMIT?

Once we have received your application we will review it and contact you if there is any errors or information missing. When we have all the information, we will review your plans for compliance to the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-Law and any other applicable laws. If there is any reason why your project cannot proceed as you had planned we will contact you to discuss it. Hopefully there will not be any major issues and we will issue the permit and contact you that it is ready to be picked up or mailed to you.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO AFTER I GET THE PERMIT?

Review your approved permit drawings before you start work, and keep them on the project site. The permit must be posted in a conspicuous place on your property prior to starting work. You can commence construction any time after obtaining the permit and your permit will remain valid for a minimum of six months. Local utilities such as hydro, gas and telephone operate independently from your municipality and should be contacted regarding their specific approval and inspection requirements. All utilities must be contacted prior to commencing any excavation to determine the location of any nearby underground services.

Inspection requirements are noted on your building permit itself and must be arranged by calling the municipal building inspection office at least two (2) business days in advance of each stage of construction. In general inspections are required before you cover something up that we will not be able to see later. The following is a more complete list of all the inspections that you may require, depending on your project.

  • Foundation - usually done just prior to backfilling so that damp proofing, drainage and any other components are visible.
  • Sewage system site inspection - This is done once the test holes are prepared and prior to approval of the design received on your application. The installer should be present for this inspection.
  • Completion of sewage system - this is done before the system is covered and again the installer should be present.
  • Framing - This is done before any insulation is placed that would obscure the view of any framing. All wiring, duct work, plumbing and other services should also be installed for this inspection since their installation often requires altering the framing. Engineer approved roof truss and floor system drawings must be on site for this inspection.
  • Plumbing rough in- This inspection is often done at the same time as the framing but keep in mind that any under slab plumbing must also be inspected before covered. Also the drainage and venting system must either be air or water tested during this inspection unless a licensed plumber provides written confirmation that such a test has been successfully performed.
  • Insulation and vapour barrier - should be done just prior to installing any interior wall and ceiling finishes, like drywall.
  • Final - this, quite obviously, is done when the project is completed. For this inspection you must have an approved sewage system, the well compliance form and a copy of your final electrical inspection.

 

TOWNSHIP OF WHITEWATER REGION
PART 1 PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT BUILDING CODE ACT

  Short Form Wording Provision Creating Or Defining Offence Set Fine (Includes Costs)
1 Construct a building - no permit. s.8(1) 155.00
2 Cause a building to be constructed - no permit s.8(1) 155.00
3 Demolish a building - no permit s.8(1) 300.00
4 Cause a building to be demolished - no permit s.8(1) 300.00
5 Make a material change to issued permit - no authorization s.8(12) 255.00
6 Cause a material change to be made to
issued permit - no authorization
s.8(12) 255.00
7 Construct a building not in accordance with
issued permit
s.8(13) 155.00
8 Cause a building to be constructed
not in accordance with issued permit
s.8(13) 155.00
9 Demolish a building not in accordance
with issued permit
s.8(13) 255.00
10 Cause a building to be demolished not in
accordance with issued permit
s.8(13) 255.00
11 Change use of building - no permit    
12 Occupy a building newly erected
without notification of completion to
the Chief Building Official
s.11(a) 155.00
13 Use a building newly erected
without notification of completion to
to the Chief Building Official
s.11(a) 155.00
14 Permit to be occupied a building
newly erected without notification
of completion to the Chief Building Official
s.11(a) 155.00
15 Permit to be used a building newly
erected without notification of
completed to the Chief Building Official.
s.11(a) 155.00
16 Occupy a building newly erected
without an inspection made pursuant
to the notice.
s.11(b) 155.00
17 Use a building newly erected without
an inspection made pursuant to the notice
s.11(b) 155.00
18 Permit to be occupied a building newly
erected without an inspection made
pursuant to the notice.
s.11(b) 155.00
19 Permit to be used a building newly
erected without an inspection made
pursuant to the notice.
s.11(b) 155.00
20 Occupy a building newly erected
without complying with an order
made by an inspector under Section 12.
s.11(c) 155.00
21 Use a building newly erected
without complying with an order made
by an inspector under Section 12.
s.11(c) 155.00
22 Permit to be occupied a building
newly erected without complying with an
order made by an inspector under Section 12.
s.11(c) 155.00
23 Permit to be used a building newly
erected without complying with an order
made by an inspector under Section 12
s.11(c) 155.00
24 Fail to comply with s.12(2) Order to Comply. s.36(1)(b) 255.00
25 Fail to comply with s.13(1) Order not to
Cover
s.36(1)(b) 255.00
26 Fail to comply with S.13(6)(a) Order to
Uncover.
s.36(1)(b) 355.00
27 Fail to comply with s.13(6)(b) Order to
Uncover
s.36(1)(b) 355.00
28 Fail to comply with s.13(6)(c) Order to
Uncover
s.36(1)(b) 355.00
29 Fail to comply with s.13(6)(d) Order to
Uncover
s.36(1)(b) 355.00
30 Fail to comply with s.14(1) Stop Work
Order
s.36(6) 355.00
31 Fail to comply with s.15(3) Order
to Remedy Unsafe Building
s.36(1)(b) 300.00
32 Fail to comply with s.15(5)(a) Order
to Remedy Unsafe Building
s.36(6) 455.00
33 Fail to comply with s.15(5)(a) Order
Prohibiting the Use of Unsafe Building
s.36(6) 455.00
34 Hinder Chief Building Official in the
performance of a duty
s.19(1) 355.00
35 Operate or maintain a sewage system or
permit a sewage system to be operated or
maintain not in accordance with the
BCA and OBC.
s.10.1 255.00
36 Fail to assist an entry or inspection s.19(3) 255.00
37 Fail to assist in an examination or test s.19(3) 255.00
38 Fail to assist in an inquiry s.19(3) 255.00
39 Refuse to produce documents relevant
to the building required by an Inspector
s.19(4)(a) 255.00
40 Neglect to produce documents relevant
to the building required by an Inspector.
s.19(4)(a) 255.00
41 Fail to supply tests specified in
s.18(1)(f) Order.
s.18(1) 255.00
42 Fail to supply samples specified in
s.18(1)(f) Order
s.36(1) 255.00
43 Fail to supply tests specified in
s.15.8(1)(f) Order
s.36(1) 255.00
44 Fail to supply samples specified in
s.15.8(1)(f) Order.
s.36(1) 255.00
45 Fail to provide information to an Inspector
concerning a matter related to the
building.
s.18(1)(c) 255.00
46 Knowingly furnish false information in
any application
s.36(1)(a) 355.00
47 Removed posted order - no authorization. s.20 155.00
48 Obstruct visibility of posted order -
no authorization.
s.20 155.00
49 Fail to post permit on construction site
in a conspicuous place.
Refer to Code s.2.4.2.1
s.36(1)(c) 155.00
50 Fail to post permit on demolition site
in a conspicuous place.
Refer to Code s.2.4.2.1
s.36(1)(c) 155.00
51 Fail to maintain certified copy of
documents on site.
Refer to Code s.2.4.2.1
s.36(1)(c) 155.00
52 Fail to maintain Building Materials
Evaluation Commission authorization
on site.
s.36(1)(c) 155.00
53 Fail to provide required notification of
construction state.
s.36(1)(c) 155.00
54 Fail to comply with s.15.2(2) Property
Standards order that is final and binding.
s.36(1)(b) 255.00
55 Fail to comply with s.15.7(1) Property
Standards Emergency Order.
s.36(1)(b) 355.00
NOTE: The penalty provisions for the offences indicated above is section 36(3) of
the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, Chap. 23, as amended.