Building Department For The Municipalities Of

Burk’s Falls, Joly, Machar, Ryerson, South River, Strong, and Sundridge

Please contact your municipal office for zoning inquiries.

The Role of Joint Building Committee

The Joint Building Committee was formed to provide Joint Enforcement of the Building Code Act, 1992 and the Building Code. Subsection 3(3) of the Act authorizes two or more municipalities to enter into an agreement as follows:

Joint Enforcement

The councils of two or more municipalities may enter into an agreement,

(a) providing for the joint enforcement of this Act within their respective municipalities;

(b) providing for the sharing of costs incurred in the enforcement of this Act within their respective municipalities; and

(c) providing for the appointment of a chief building official and inspectors.

BUILDING PERMIT FEE PAYMENTS

Permit fees are required to be paid in full as part of a completed permit application submission. Permit fees can be paid by cheque, bank draft, or money order made payable to “Joint Building Committee” and dropped off in person, sent by regular mail, or courier service to the JBC office. The e-Transfer Auto Deposit is also an available payment option.

Instruction for e-Transfer Auto Deposit
Log in to your online banking or mobile app
Go to interact e-transfer section and choose e-transfer option.
Add the email cbojbc@strongtownship.com as a payee.
Once added, select cbojbc@strongtownship.com to send your payment.

Important: In the comments section of the e-transfer, please enter the following; property owners name, 19 digit roll#, 911#, and description of payment. Without this information, it will be difficult to process and apply the payment to your application.

 

Apply for Building Permit Online

Click on the link below to apply online

Forms, Applications, and Checklists

Effective January 1, 2021, a Municipal Zoning Compliance form must be filled out by the property owner and verified by the Principal Authority (Municipality) and shall accompany the building permit application in order for the application to be deemed complete and be processed.

When Booking an Inspection:

Please contact the Building Department a minimum of 2 business days before your requested date of inspection by telephone at 705-384-9444. Required inspections are listed on your permit.

We complete inspections, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). When booking your inspection, make sure that you include: Permit number, Your name, Owner’s name (if applicable), Inspection type, Date of inspection, and Form.

Building By-Laws and Fee Schedules

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Building By-Laws and Fee Schedules

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Important Documents

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Municipal Zoning Compliance

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Joint Building Committee (JBC) Code of Conduct

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Comment Form

Building Permit Requirements:

What You Need to Know

Permit Required
  1. New residential construction.
  2. Additions to existing structures, including additional rooms, decks, or garages.
  3. Structural alterations or renovations that involve changes to load-bearing walls or building systems.
  4. Repair or replacement of foundation including drainage.
  5. Plumbing system installations or alterations.
  6. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system installations or modifications.
  7. Roofing replacements or major repairs (structural).
  8. Window and door replacements that involve structural modifications.
  9. Solar panels that are mounted on a building and have a surface area of 5 square meters (53.8 sq.ft.) or greater.
  10. Demolition of existing structures.
  11. Tent or group of tents that is 60 square meters (646 sq.ft.) in aggregate ground area, attached to a building or constructed within 3 meters (9’-10”) of any structure.
  12. Industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential construction or alteration or change in use.
  13. Creating an accessory apartment.
Permit Not Required
  1. Minor repairs or maintenance work that does not alter the structure or systems of a building (e.g., painting, wallpapering, or flooring replacement).
  2. Installation of cabinets or countertops.
  3. Installation of new fixtures that do not require changes to plumbing.
  4. Installation of fences.
  5. Small detached accessory structures, such as sheds, playhouses, or pergolas 
  6. Repairs or replacement of existing non-structural components (e.g., doors, windows, or siding) without alterations to the building’s structure.

Remember to always consult with your local building department or authority to determine the specific requirements and regulations applicable to your project. Failure to obtain the necessary permits for required projects can result in fines, delays, and potential safety hazards.

Building Permit Requirements:

What You Need to Know

Permit Required
  1. New residential construction.
  2. Additions to existing structures, including additional rooms, decks, or garages.
  3. Structural alterations or renovations that involve changes to load-bearing walls or building systems.
  4. Repair or replacement of foundation including drainage.
  5. Plumbing system installations or alterations.
  6. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system installations or modifications.
  7. Roofing replacements or major repairs (structural).
  8. Window and door replacements that involve structural modifications.
  9. Solar panels that are mounted on a building and have a surface area of 5 square meters (53.8 sq.ft.) or greater.
  10. Demolition of existing structures.
  11. Tent or group of tents that is 60 square meters (646 sq.ft.) in aggregate ground area, attached to a building or constructed within 3 meters (9’-10”) of any structure.
  12. Industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential construction or alteration or change in use.
  13. Creating an accessory apartment.
Permit Not Required
  1. Minor repairs or maintenance work that does not alter the structure or systems of a building (e.g., painting, wallpapering, or flooring replacement).
  2. Installation of cabinets or countertops.
  3. Installation of new fixtures that do not require changes to plumbing.
  4. Installation of fences.
  5. Small detached accessory structures, such as sheds, playhouses, or pergolas under 108 sq. ft.
  6. Repairs or replacement of existing non-structural components (e.g., doors, windows, or siding) without alterations to the building’s structure.

Remember to always consult with your local building department or authority to determine the specific requirements and regulations applicable to your project. Failure to obtain the necessary permits for required projects can result in fines, delays, and potential safety hazards.

Other Important Contacts

Electrical Authority: Hydro One, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) 1-888-664-9376, for electrical inspections call 1-877-372-7233

Docks, boathouses or shoreline improvements – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: 705-645-8747

Septic Installation and Inspections – North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority: 705-474-5420

Department of Fisheries and Oceans: 705-746-2196

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 1-800-268-7095

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 1-800-268-7095