As a property owner in the Township of Armstrong, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the required permits prior to the start of your renovation or addition. A building permit is a license that gives you legal permission to start construction knowing that the issued drawings comply with the appropriate governmental rules and regulations. The building permit also helps enforce the requirements of the building code and local zoning by-laws to ensure compliance during construction as well as the safety of the building. Starting construction without a building permit can result in fines and possible need for restarting the project. Building permit applications can be picked up at the Municipal Office or downloaded pdf here (214 KB) . Please be advised there is an additional part that must be completed if you are building a house, please find pdf here (107 KB) .
After you have picked up your building permit application, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the building permit application is complete with proper drawings, zoning compliance and signatures. ANY incomplete applications submitted are not looked at and will cause delay in receiving your building permit. Once the application is complete with all the necessary information it can take up to 2 weeks to receive your building permit.
Upon submission of your building permit application, we require a $80.00 deposit. Submission of your building permit application does not mean that you may begin your project. Your project cannot be started until you have paid and picked up your building permit. Starting prior to having your building permit will result in higher building permit fees and can result in having to restart your project.
Once you have your building permit, take a moment to look at it. You will notice that the building department has indicated which steps require inspections. It is your responsibility to call for these inspections. Inspections require at least 48 hours notice.
If you have any questions or concerns about your project or application you can call (705) 563-2375 and speak to the building department or you may visit www.tembuild.com