What permits do I need? And how do I get them?

If your building is over 120 square feet in area, you'll likely need a building permit before you begin construction. However, it's smart to look into permit and planning requirements before purchasing your building to make sure that your building is designed in compliance with the Building Code requirements for your area and with your local government's planning and zoning restrictions in mind.

The requirements for your building permit will depend on the size of the building, its location and its intended use. You can find out what you need to know about obtaining permits for your site plan and your building's structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems by contacting your building department. It's likely that you'll need a recent site plan produced by a licensed surveyor as a starting point.

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