The Town of Smooth Rock Falls will assist you with your home building projects, from additions and demolitions to sheds and solar panels. Many projects require a building permit, which you can apply for at the Town Hall offices at 142 First Avenue.
The application for the building permit can also be downloaded here. Once completed, please bring the form to the Town Hall offices. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Cairns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 338-2717 ext. 4.
You may need to obtain a building permit before you do any of the following:
NOTE: Remember you still must comply with zoning requirements, regardless of the need to obtain a building permit.
If you are unsure of whether or not you require a building permit, please do not hesitate to contact Sean Cairns at email@example.com or (705) 338-2717 ext. 4.
The cost of a building permit varies by the type of property and the nature of the work being done. The current permit prices can be found here. Once we have received your application we will calculate the fees payable for your project.
Please remember that you must obtain a building permit before you start any work, if you start work without a permit your permit fees may be doubled and you may receive a fine.
You must comply with municipal by-laws, including the Building By-law, Zoning By-law and the Swimming Pool By-law. You must also comply with provincial law, including the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code Regulations.
When your building permit application has been approved, you will receive a building permit which you must display at the place of work. Inspections will be required for most projects, and will be indicated on the permit. When you are ready for an inspection please contact the Town Office at 705-338-2717 to schedule a visit from the Building Inspector. Please note that two full business days notice is required for building inspections. It is important that you do not cover up any work before it has been inspected, as you may be required to uncover it for inspection by the Building Inspector at your own expense.
If you are digging or excavating you are required to locate underground utilities and pipes prior to digging. More information can be found here.