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Building and Renovating

April 22, 2017 -  Buiding in Seguin Workshop Presentation

July 10, 2017

Effective June 1, 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is no longer requiring approvals in the form of Land Use Permits and work permits for docks or boathouses unless the proposed project fits one of the following descriptions;

- The dock will be supported on a new crib structure that occupies 15m² or more of the lake bed (shore lands). A work permit from the MNRF is required.

- A crib structure occupying 15m² or more of the lake bed will be completely removed. A work permit from the MNRF is required.

- Any 1.5 storey boathouse that contains human habitation. A Land Use Permit from the MNRF is required.

In addition to the MNRF requirements above, any dock/boathouse that exceeds 10m² in area requires a building permit from the Township of Seguin. Any required MRNF approvals must be in place before a building permit can be issued. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at the Township of Seguin office to discuss.

Building In Seguin

As a homeowner, you may be planning to construct a new building, construct an addition or renovate an existing building but, before any construction can begin, you will need to ensure that you have obtained the required permits . Building Permits are required for new buildings, renovations and additions including, but not limited to; adding a room, finishing the basement, building a garage, remodeling the interior of your house or replacing a deck.

Please note: The Ontario Building Code is the standard for the Township of Seguin. In addition, certain local controls have been adopted to ensure the orderly development of the Municipality.

If you are planning to upgrade your property, you will need to follow the requirements of local By-laws as well as the relevant provincial acts and regulations. Remember that before any construction work begins, you must obtain a permit.

3 Step Process

Obtaining a Building Permit in Seguin is a 3 Step Process. By following the 3 steps, you will greatly enhance the efficiency of obtaining a Building Permit. It is the Township of Seguin's goal to issue Building Permits in the most expeditious manner possible.

Step 1 - Ensure compliance with all Zoning By-laws

Step 2 - Ensure Compliance With all Other Applicable Law

Step 3 - Ensure Compliance with the Ontario Building Code

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