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Approval Process

The Town application process requires that you provide information about your construction project such as by who, where, when and how the work will be done.

Applications for a simple alteration or addition can be processed fairly quickly, while more complex proposals may take longer. The approval process begins with staff reviewing your application for completeness. If there are problems with your application or drawings, staff will contact you by telephone or e-mail, if address provided.


Call before you dig

Build Smart – Plan before you dig – Underground networks of services including power lines might be buried on your property. Accidentally hitting one can cause injury, property damage and damaging underground services can have serious consequences.

If you are planning to put in fence posts, plant a tree, excavate for a garage, a pool, a deck or a new addition then please call before you dig to have the service lines located. Call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 to book your service appointment.

Forms

You may download the forms for review and have all relevant information ready when you file your application with our staff at our main office at 11 Hudson Street, Blind River, ON.

Click on the relevant file below to download. Application forms are available in PDF format.

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Notes

A letter of agent is required when a property owner authorizes someone to act on their behalf to obtain a permit. The following form is to be used for this purpose.

Authorization for Application for Building Permit by a Person other Legal Owner

Commitment to general Review form must be completed where “General Review of ant Part of the Construction” by an Architect and/or Engineer is required under the Building Code Act or the Building Code, as amended.

Commitment to General Review to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers

2012 Building Code changes mean new energy efficiency requirement for residential projects. For further information see OBC Changes re: Energy Efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Design Summary form should be used to provide the required details:

Energy Efficiency Design Summary.

Ontario Association of Architects-Building Code Data Matrix form is required for multi-residential, commercial, instituters al and industrial buildings.

Ontario Association of Architects – Standards forms

CMHC Guide to Residential Wood Heating – please note that this document will show you the Table of Contents Only. CMAC now charges for this booklet, however, they do offer a free down load from their website. To see the entire document please go to  www.emhc.ca and search for the name of the document.

CMHC Guide to Wood Heating

Role

Role of various persons
1.1 (1) It is the role of every person who causes a building to be constructed,
(a) to cause the building to be constructed in accordance with this Act and the building code and with any permit issued under this Act for the building;
(b) to ensure that construction does not proceed unless any permit required under this Act has been issued by the chief building official; and
(c) to ensure that construction is carried out only by persons with the qualifications and insurance, if any, required by this Act and the building code. 2002, c.9,s.3.

Role of designer
(2) It is the role of a designer,
(a) if the designer's designs are to be submitted in support of an application for a permit under this Act, to provide designs which are in accordance with this Act and the building code to provide documentation that is sufficiently detailed to permit the design to be assessed for compliance with this Act and the building code and to allow a builder to carry out the work in accordance with the design, this Act and the building code;
(b) to perform the role described in clause (a) in respect of only those matters for the designer has the qualifications, if any, required by this Act and the building code; and
(c) if the building code requires that all or part of the design or construction of a building be under general review, to perform the general review in respect of only those matters for which the designer has the qualifications, if any, required by this Act and the building code. 2002, c.9, s. 3.

Role of builders
(3) It is the role of a builder
(a) to ensure that construction does not proceed unless any permit required under this Act has been issued by the chief building official;
(b) to construct the building in accordance with the permit;
(c)  to use appropriate building techniques to achieve compliance with this Act and the building code; and
(d) when site conditions affect compliance with the building code, to notify the designer and an inspector or the registered code agency, as appropriate. 2001, c.9, s.3.

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