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Building Inspections

Information regarding inspections such as advanced notice, who to call and what is required.

Building Permits

Permits ensure the construction within the municipality meets standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. View requirements, application information, FAQs, fees, statistics, and use of permits.

City By-laws

View the City By-laws for Sault Ste. Marie.

City Council

View information regarding the Mayor and members of Council including, boards and committees, code of conduct, Council minutes and agendas, Council meeting schedule and ward boundaries map.

Consent to Convey Land

The Planning Act requires property owners to obtain Consent approval before conveying part of their property. View information regarding appeals, applications and fees.

Dog Licence

Under City By-law 98-211, all residents who own a dog or dogs must register them by purchasing an annual dog licence. View information and application on the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society website.

Electrical Permits

Planning a renovation? Updating the kitchen or bathroom? Adding new lighting? If your project involves new electrical wiring or devices, or repairing/replacing old ones, view this information from the Electrical Safety Authority.

Flood Prevention Tips

Homeowners can help prevent basement floods by following these tips.

Hydro and Electricity (PUC)

Is a private company registered under the Ontario Business Corporations Act and is wholly owned by the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Garbage and Recycling

View information on bag tags, the cart collection system, Clean North, the collection calendar, electronics, FAQs, garbage collection, Household Special Waste Facility, the City landfill, leaf and yard waste, and recycling.

Minor Variance

Denied a building permit, a zoning certificate, an occupancy permit, or unable to comply with the zoning By-law? Apply for minor variance here.

Moving Permits

A moving permit is required for any building, tank, steel vessel, pipe, tube fabricated sections, metal or wood frame, bull dozer, crane or any other object carried on a vehicle or combination of vehicles used in the moving of a structure which exceeds a certain size. View size and information and various moving permit applications.

Open-air Burning

Planning a small fire? The Ontario Fire Code requires that all open-air burning must be approved by Fire Services. View FAQs, guidelines, fees, or purchase a permit online.

Planning and Development

View information regarding the Committee of Adjustment, municipal land-use, Planning Advisory Committee, residential standards appeal, and strategic long-range planning.

Property Tax

View tax due dates, adjustments, budget input tool, calculator, FAQs, financial assistance, how property taxes are calculated, new construction-supplementary tax bill, payment options, tax capping and clawback, tax rates, tax rebate for charities, vacancy rebate, or view your tax bill online.

Real Estate Listings

See the latest local real estate listings in Sault Ste. Marie and area.

Rat Abatement

Do you have a problem with rats? View helpful tips and pest control services.

Service Requests

Submit a new service request online to the Public Works and Transportation Department.

Sewer Maintenance

A description for homeowners on the maintenance of sewers.

Smoke Alarms

View information regarding smoke alarms for your home.

Swimming Pools

Requirements and information on the installation of a private swimming pool. View the Swimming Pool Owners Guide.

Natural Gas (Union Gas)

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company that services Sault Ste. Marie residents.

Ward Boundaries

The municipality is divided geographically into six wards. Each ward is represented by two members of council. View the ward boundaries map and address locator map.


Zoning outlines how a specific parcel of land may be used and the regulations that apply to development, such as lot size, setbacks, parking requirements, and building height.
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