Building a deck


If your summer plans include adding a new deck onto your home, there are a few important facts to keep in mind before you begin your project.

'Do I need a building permit?'

Maybe. If your deck will be more than 0.6 metres (24 inches) above the ground -- measured at any point, or if your deck will be covered by a roof, you'll need a building permit.

Decks and roofs also have specific location regulations. Our deck information package contains the rules and permit requirements you need to know before the work on your deck begins.

If you have any questions, contact us at 519-741-2433 - we'd be happy to review the guidelines with you.

Applying for a building permit

If your deck requires a building permit, you can use our convenient online permits system to apply for your permit, check the status of your application and arrange for an inspection.

Or, you can apply for your permit in person by visiting our building division, located at City Hall (fifth floor). Please remember to bring all of your required permit documents - including completed forms, drawings, etc.

Contact Us