Building and Sewage System Permit Information

 

To access our Online Building Permit and Online Building Permit Payment please see below

Building, Planning and By-Law Enforcement functions are handled primarily by the Building Department. The department consists of:

  • Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
  • Deputy Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
  • Junior Planner
  • Building & Planning Assistant/Secretary

Contact the Building Department with your questions on demolition, construction, sewage disposal systems, property zoning, the Official Plan, direction for subdivision, home businesses, property standards and other related by-law information.

Please note: We cannot stress enough how important it is to always check with our Building Officials prior to undertaking any project. This is to ensure that you have met all requirements, have all the necessary approvals and are in compliance with all applicable regulations. Failure to do this can result in the delay of the processing of your application. If you have commenced your project, you could be required to remove it if it does not comply with the applicable requirements. It is therefore, in your best interest to consult with us while your project is in the planning stages.

Please call for an appointment to ensure we are available and to allow us to schedule the time required to properly review your application.

Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer

705-656-4445 Ext. 237
800-755-6931

Deputy Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer

705-656-4445 Ext. 231
800-755-6931

Public Notice #9 - COVID-19, April 14, 2020

Protocol for the Submission of Building Permit Applications

Statement of Acknowledgement

Building/demolition permit applications and sewage disposal system (septic) applications are available at the Township.  Procedures for completing a sewage disposal system application and the documentation required is also available at the Township office.  If you already have a sewage disposal system (septic) on your property and wish to have it reviewed to ensure it will meet the requirements of your building project prior to submitting your building permit, please submit an Application for Existing Sewage System Inspection/Review.

Form 1 - Application for Existing Sewage System Inspection/Review.

For your convenience a pdf fillable Building/demolition permit application is available here.

Building/demolition pdf permit applications

Sewage disposal system (septic) applications

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North Kawartha is pleased to offer residents, builders, and the business community Cloudpermit (previously Evolve) - an online system to apply for and track your building permits.

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your application anywhere, at any time.  You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application.  You can even request building inspections!
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Payment for Building Permits

Permits - Building and Sewage Septic Permits

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your application anywhere, at any time.  You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application.

To start, please click below.

 

 Apply for a Building Permit

 

Need Help?

To Create an Account To get started with Cloudpermit, you need to Create an Account.

Note you will need an email address to use the system.

1. Go to the Cloudpermit site at https://ca.cloudpermit.com

2. Click on “Create a New Account” found under the "continue" arrow.

3. Provide your email address.

4. Evolve will send an email to the address you have provided.

5. Open the email and complete the registration process. The next time you visit the site, you'll login using your email and password.

 

 

 

Payment for Building Permits

Payment for Building Permits

Payment for building permits can be made by cash, cheque or debit and now by credit card. Please note: Payments made using a credit card will be listed as "Tax Bill".

How to pay with a credit card using Paymentus:

The Township of North Kawartha uses a secure, third-party online credit card payment service called Paymentus. You can pay your bill any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using your MasterCard or VISA. Paymentus will charge a 1.75% service fee for each transaction.

To pay online with a credit card, please go to https://ipn.paymentus.com/rotp/nkon. It is important to go to this specific link because it redirects you to the Paymentus Online Township of North Kawartha Payment System site. The payment type will be listed as “Tax Bill”.

To pay by credit card over the phone, you can use the secure, automated telephone payment system at 1-844-293-2299.

In order to make your payment online or over the phone, you'll need:

•The property assessment roll number

•The amount to be paid

•Your credit card number, including security code on the back of the card

•An email address to receive an electronic confirmation of your transaction

Development Charges
Development charges  are collected at the building permit stage for all new residential, industrial and commercial projects. These charges are levied by the County of Peterborough.  Development charges for 2020.
Inspections
  • Inspection information will be provided with all permits.
  • Please ensure that inspection requests are made 48 hours in advance
  • To book your inspection, use the inspection option in the online Evolve system OR contact the Building Department by email or phone 705-656-4445 Extension 264
  • Inspections are generally conducted in the afternoon.
Building Services Fees and Charges Schedule

For building permits, fees are based on the value of construction. There is a cost of construction list in By-Law #2015-045, Schedule A, B, C and this is used to determine the required fees. The minimum permit fee is $150.00 for construction. The fee for a demolition permit is $150.00

Fees for sewage disposal permits, By-Law #2014-33, Schedule A, B, C, D, E lists the appropriate fees. For most new systems, the fee is $680.00

What Requires a permit?
  • Adding a bedroom to the basement
  • Adding dormer to existing roof
  • Additions to a building
  • Attached garage, carport, shed or other roof structures
  • Backflow prevention device
  • Basement or main floor walkouts
  • Creating a duplex (a.k.a. in-law suite, accessory apartment, granny flat)
  • Demolition of a structure greater than 10 square metres in building area
  • Detached garage, shed or accessory structure 10 square metres and greater (measured to the outside face of exterior walls)
  • Finishing the basement of a house
  • Industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential construction or alterations or changes of use
  • Installing a new window or door - when increasing the width of the existing opening
  • New residential dwellings
  • Pending location, a retaining wall that is greater than 1 meter in height
  • Plumbing fixtures added or relocated
  • Re-insulating walls, ceilings or floors
  • Removing a load bearing wall, column, lintel or beam
  • Renovation or converting an existing building (change of use)
  • Septic system installations and alterations
  • Site servicing (water or sewer lines) for all building types
  • Solar Panels that are mounted to a building
  • Woodstove or wood burning fireplace

 

When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Chief Building Official

What does not require a permit?
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 10 square metres measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)

 

When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Chief Building Official

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

    • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
    • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
    • Installing a gas fireplace
    • Installing new shingles on existing roof
    • Installing a water softener
    • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
    • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
    • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
    • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

 

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

    • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
    • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
    • Installing a gas fireplace
    • Installing new shingles on existing roof
    • Installing a water softener
    • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
    • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
    • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
    • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

    • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
    • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
    • Installing a gas fireplace
    • Installing new shingles on existing roof
    • Installing a water softener
    • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
    • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
    • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
    • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

      • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
      • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
      • Installing a gas fireplace
      • Installing new shingles on existing roof
      • Installing a water softener
      • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
      • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
      • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
      • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.v

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

  • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
  • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
  • Installing a gas fireplace
  • Installing new shingles on existing roof
  • Installing a water softener
  • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
  • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
  • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
  • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

    • Decks less than 24 inches in height, that do not have a hand rail
    • Door and window replacements (within the existing opening, where no structural members are changed)
    • Installing a gas fireplace
    • Installing new shingles on existing roof
    • Installing a water softener
    • Painting, wall papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
    • Replacing a plumbing fixture (i.e. toilet, bathtub or sink) with a new fixture in the same location
    • Structure less than 108 square feet measured from the outside face of walls (that does not contain plumbing)
    • When in doubt if a permit is needed, please consult with Building Services staff.

Related Links

Building Code (Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing)

Building Code Act

Tarion - Requirements for building your own home (Owner/Builder)

 

 

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