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.
Hi Robert, this is the link to the details about permits for accessory buildings in Brampton
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!
Kettleby Handyman Services
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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