Building & Planning

Building & Planning

Planning

The Council of the Township of Limerick, property owners, developers, planners, and the public play an important role in shaping our community. The municipality makes local planning decisions that will determine the future of the community and approves building permits to protect the interests of both individuals and the community.

The Planning Committee provides advice, and reviews applications and makes recommendations to Council for planning applications and matters in accordance with Ontario’s Planning Act.

Applications for the following:

  • Minor variances
  • Shoreline Applications
  • Rezoning
  • Consultation with the County of Hastings on Severance Applications
  • Site Plan Approvals

Victoria Tisdale – Clerk/Treasurer

89 Limerick Lake Road Gilmour, Ontario, K0L 1W0

Building Department

The Building Department reviews and approves building permit applications to ensure buildings comply with the Ontario Building Code, the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, and other applicable legislation. The primary purpose of inspections is the promotion of public safety through the application of appropriate uniform standards while safeguarding building where we liver, work, and play.

How do I get a Building Permit

Submit a completed application form, along with the appropriate fees plus the building plans and all other required information as specified in the information sheet, Requirement to be followed when Building.

How long does it take to get a building permit?

The Ontario Building Code requires that a complete building permit for small project and houses will be processed within 10 days. You will be advised at the time of the application or within 2 days, if the application is complete. For more information please visit the Ontario.ca website for a citizen’s guide to land and use planning.

Fees and Other Permits for Approval

  • Electrical permits and inspections fall under the jurisdiction of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). It’s the responsibility of the homeowner or builder to contact the ESA for proper approvals.
  • Septic system permits and approvals are treated as Building Permits under the jurisdiction of the Municipality. Fees are $600.00 for a new septic.
  • An entrance permit is required to install a new entrance on your property, to change the location of an existing one, or to install a second entrance. Entrance approvals are handled by the Public Works Department.
  • New civic address (9-1-1 numbers) for vacant lots are acquired through the Public Works Department. Contact Greg Maxwell, Public Works Supervisor at 613-332-8898.

Fees and Other Permits for Approval

  • Electrical permits and inspections fall under the jurisdiction of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). It’s the responsibility of the homeowner or builder to contact the ESA for proper approvals.
  • Septic system permits and approvals are treated as Building Permits under the jurisdiction of the Municipality. Fees are $600.00 for a new septic.
  • An entrance permit is required to install a new entrance on your property, to change the location of an existing one, or to install a second entrance. Entrance approvals are handled by the Public Works Department.
  • New civic address (9-1-1 numbers) for vacant lots are acquired through the Public Works Department. Contact Greg Maxwell, Public Works Supervisor at 613-332-8898.

Projects that require a building permit

Under the Ontario Building Code Act, a building permit is required to construct, demolish, renovate, alter, install, or change the use of a building. The following is a list of typical projects or situations that require the issuance of a building permit prior to construction.

  • New buildings or structures greater than 14.86 square meters (160 square feet), in total floor area, measured by the outside dimensions, or any size if they include services. This includes sleeping cabins, boathouses or other accessory buildings or structures, (and single storey sheds greater than 15 square metres in area).
  • Additions to existing buildings or structures.
  • Renovations that involve structural framing, altering means of egress and for exits.
  • New or replacement decks.
  • Wood burning appliances, including new or replacement of existing components.
  • Replacement of windows or doors if the rough opening size is enlarged.
  • Relocation or addition of plumbing fixtures.
  • Replacement of interior water supply or drainpipes.
  • Wind turbines that generate more than 3kW of electricity.
  • Solar panels on new/existing structures will require a permit.

Frank Mills – Chief Building Official

89 Limerick Lake Road Gilmour, Ontario, K0L 1W0