When Do I Not Need A Building Permit?

A building permit is not required for a detached accessory building that is l0 m2 (108 sq.ft.) in area or less. A building permit is not required for:

  • exterior painting*
  • kitchen or bathroom cupboards
  • landscaping
  • tool shed (10 m2 (108 sq.ft.) or less) *
  • roof shingling
  • eavestroughing*
  • damp-proofing basement
  • minor repair to bricks or blocks*
  • kitchen or bathroom cupboards

* except if the property is designated under the Heritage Act  NOTE: Town of Collingwood Zoning By-laws must still be adhered to regardless of whether a building permit is required or not.