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The City of Sault Ste. Marie


Building Permits

Permits ensure that construction within the municipality meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect public health, safety and welfare. Compliance with municipal by-laws such as the Zoning By-law is also evaluated during the review process.

Building permits are typically required for the following:

  • New buildings
  • Additions
  • Renovations or alterations
  • Demolitions
  • Prefabricated structures
  • Mobile home plumbing systems
  • HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)
  • Miscellaneous for residential (pools, fireplaces, decks, fences, etc.)
  • Temporary buildings
  • Installing new windows and exterior doors
  • Installing new shingles or metal roofing
  • Installing new cladding (siding, stucco, etc.)
To be sure, contact the Building Division at 705-759-5398 or email building@cityssm.on.ca, describe the work to be done and investigate what the requirements are.

If your questions cannot be answered over the phone or email, you can show your proposal to Building Division staff at the Civic Centre - Level 5. They are always ready and willing to help!
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