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Garden shed permit

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Posted by: from Brampton
3/9/2012 at 1:09:00 PM

I live in Brampton and I am looking put in a garden shed in my back yard.

The building would be a stand alone, no hydro, on cement footing.

I am quite handy and can do the job myself but wondering if I need a building permit.

I used to be in the construction business, but that was a long time ago. I seem to remember you didn't need a permit if the building was 100 square feet or less; is that still true?

Thanks in advance.

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Date/Time3/9/2012 at 1:25:18 PM

Hi Robert, this is the link to the details about permits for accessory buildings in Brampton

http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/Building-Permits/Documents/Homeowners/Accessory%20Package%20%28Complete%29.pdf

Sometimes you don't need a permit if it is under a certain size as you mentioned. I guess a phone call to the number would clarify it for you.

Good Luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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Date/Time3/9/2012 at 4:20:16 PM

The following scenarios are examples of work that the City of Brampton Building Division does not require a building permit to be issued for:

- Installing siding on a small residential building, depending on the distance between the building and the property line, contact the Building Division for more details

- Replacing asphalt shingles on a roof, without any alterations to the structure of the roof or building

- Install eaves trough to drain water onto your own property

- Replace or increase insulation, dry-wall or plaster

- Damp-proof basements

- Paint or decorate

- Install kitchen or bathroom cupboards without changes to the existing plumbing

- Erect a fence (except for fences around a swimming pool or hot tub)

replace an existing forced air furnace where there are no alterations to the existing duct work

- Electrical work (the Electrical Safety Authority must inspect electrical installations 1-877-372-7233

If you are unsure if you need a building permit for your project, please contact the City of Brampton Building Division at 905-874-2401

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time3/11/2012 at 6:25:33 PM

Hi Robert

A quick call to the city of Brampton or even visit there web site will clarify your question. I know in Burlington and Oakville the max is 107 sqft.

Cheers Mark and Good luck

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