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SUDBURY EAST BUILDING AND BYLAW SERVICES (SEBBS)

 The Building Controls Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Ontario Building Code Act and its Regulations, the Planning Act and Municipal By-Laws.  This is done through plans examination, issuing the appropriate building permits, and conducting site visits at various stages of construction.  

A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the community and helps to ensure building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the community and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal, and sound.

By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, an inspection or to apply for a permit, please contact our building department, either by phone at (705) 507-1177 or by e-mail, at sebbs@sebbs.ca. You can also visit their website, http://www.sebbs.ca 

A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the municipality and ensures that construction within the municipality meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

Compliance with Municipal By-Laws such as the Zoning By-law is also evaluated during the review process.  The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the municipality and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal, and sound.

By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.

Building permits are typically required for the following:

  • New buildings
  • Additions
  • Renovations or alterations
  • Demolitions
  • Prefabricated structures
  • Plumbing alterations
  • HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)
  • Miscellaneous for residential (pools, fireplaces, decks, fences, etc.)
  • Temporary buildings
  • Installing new windows and exterior doors
  • Installing new metal roofing
  • Installing new cladding (siding, stucco, etc.)

Prior to the issuance of a Building Permit for your proposed project, approval from the Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) pertaining to your septic system is required if you are:

  • Constructing a new building
  • Adding a bedroom, sleeping cabin, or washroom
  • Increasing the number of fixture units (sink, toilet, bathtub, shower, laundry, dishwasher, etc.), or
  • Increasing the total floor area of the building by 15 percent or more.

Please visit the SDHU website for further information.