Building and Planning Permits

Single Family Dwelling

Applications for a new home can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. Some important items to consider when applying are as follows:

  • If you are not designing the home yourself, you will have to use the services of a qualified designer.
  • If you are not acting as the General Contractor yourself, then the home must be enrolled in the Tarion New Home Warranty Program
  • Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction. 

Forms Required

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • Heat Loss/Gain, Duct Design and Ventilation design completed by Qualified HRAI Designer
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

New Cottage

Applications for a new cottage can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. Some important items to consider when applying are as follows:

  • If you are not designing the cottage yourself, you will have to use the services of a qualified designer.
  • Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Home and Cottage Additions

Applications for additions can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. As the complexity of additions can vary greatly, some of the items listed below may or may not be required. Some important items to consider when applying are as follows:

  • If you are not designing the addition yourself, you will have to use the services of a qualified designer.
  • Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • Heat Loss/Gain, Duct Design and Ventilation design completed by Qualified HRAI Designer
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Home and Cottage Renovations

Applications for renovations can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. As the complexity of renovations can vary greatly, some of the items listed below may or may not be required. Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans

In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

  • If you are not designing the cottage yourself, you will have to use the services of a qualified designer.
  • Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Heat Loss/Gain, Duct Design and Ventilation design completed by Qualified HRAI Designer
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Accessory Buildings

Applications for accessory buildings can be a complicated procedure for those that have never applied before. As the complexity of accessory structures can vary greatly, some of the items listed below may or may not be required. Any changes to the structure during construction may require a revision or re-submission of any required documents or plans. Please note that any garage designed as a floating slab over 50m2 (538ft2) will require an engineer's design for the slab.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Decks

Applications for decks are generally simpler then structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Foundation Plan
  • Framing Plan

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Pools

Applications for pools are generally simpler then structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Foundation Plan
  • Framing Plan

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Solid Fuel Appliances (Wood stoves, etc.)

Applications for Solid Fuel Appliances require some additional information that must be provided by the appliance and chimney manufacturers. The Township of Central Frontenac will provide a WETT inspection number upon completion of an approved inspection. Please note that outdoor solid fuel fired appliances also require a permit.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed outdoor wood appliance, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark.
  • Manufacturer's clearance to combustible for wood fired appliance and chimney.

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Roof Mounted Solar Panels

Applications for roof mounted solar panels are generally simpler then structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed structure will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lots) a pre-consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Engineering report on existing structure indicating that the structure can withstand the additional loads.
  • Site plan showing distances to other buildings and overhead wires
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
    • Roof plan indicating location of panels
    • Connection details

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Demolitions

Applications for demolitions are generally simpler then new structures and some of the items listed below may or may not be required.

In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lost) a pre consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

  • Demolition permit application
  • Copy of deed or tax bill

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building being demolished.
  • For partial demolitions - 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Floor plan indicating portion of building to be demolished
  • Drawings indicating how the remaining structure is to be maintained as structurally sounds during the partial demolition. In some circumstances, and engineering report may be required.

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Farm Buildings

If the purpose of the structure is to house livestock or manure, you will likely need to supply proof of the completion of a Nutrient Management strategy or plan from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. All buildings and structures to house livestock and manure must also meet the minimum distance separation formula calculations (MDSII)

The Township's Zoning By-law is one of the laws that your proposed building will be reviewed against. In many circumstances (particularly with waterfront lost) a pre consultation with the Township's Planning and Building departments can answer any questions you may have and avoid costly mistakes prior to construction.

Forms required.

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout
  • Engineer design when required

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Additional Forms

Guides

Reports

   
2018 Township of Central Frontenac Official Plan and Land Use Schedule

2018 Township of Central Frontenac Official Plan

2018 Land Use Schedule

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