Renovation Permits

Renovation Permits

Depending on the extent of the renovations being undertaken, most projects will require some form of permit from the City. This is in accordance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC), which is the minimum standard for construction projects in the province. By ensuring that all construction is done in compliance with the OBC, permits help to protect both the safety of workers and the public. In addition, by-laws on urban/commercial planning and development vary from municipality to municipality. By pulling the appropriate permits, renovators can be sure that their project is in line with all applicable by-laws. In summary, renovation permits are an important part of any renovation project, and help protect the home owner, and all other parties.

Does Your Project Require a Renovation Permit In Ottawa

In Ottawa, any renovation that involves structural changes to your home will require a permit. This includes everything from adding or removing walls to changing the layout of your home. If you’re not sure whether your project will require a permit, you can always check with the city’s planning department. Other types of renovations that typically require permits include some electrical work, plumbing, and foundation repair.  While obtaining a permit may seem like an extra step in your renovation project, it’s actually an important safety measure.  Here are some common renovations permits we can help with:

  • Deck building permit
  • Basement renovations
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Kitchen renovations
  • Foundation repairs
  • Load bearing wall removal
  • Home additions

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How Long Does It take To Get Renovation Permits Approved In Ottawa?

It depends on the scale of the renovation and the complexity of the design as to how long it will take to get approval in Ottawa, but some permits are approved in just a few days. A good architect or drafting company can provide expert renovations drawings that will guarantee a speedy turn around time. They will work with you to get all the paperwork in order and submitted so that there are no delays in getting your renovation approved.

In general, simpler renovations are approved more quickly than complex ones. To ensure a speedy approvals process, it is advisable to work with a professional architect or drafting company who can provide accurate and up-to-date drawings. With their help, you can be confident that your renovation will meet all the necessary city requirements.