You need a building permit to construct a garage or other accessory buildings on your property. Accessory structures are regulated by the Township's Zoning By-law. Accessory buildings include, but are not limited to: 

  • sheds
  • non-commercial workshops
  • garages

Apply for a permit

You need to complete and submit a building permit application in order to add an accessory building to your property.


Building permit fees vary depending on the scope of your building or renovation project. We will calculate all building permit fees after reviewing the application. You will not be issued a building permit until you have paid all permit fees.

Building permit checklist

Please make sure to include the following information with your building permit application:

  • Schedule 1
  • site plan (view a sample site plan)
  • construction drawings (two paper copies, full size and to scale)
  • digital construction drawings (as .pdf files)
  • letter of authorization, if applicable
  • any applicable approvals (Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Trent-Severn Waterway)

How many accessory buildings can I have on my property?

According to the Zoning By-law, you can only have three accessory buildings on a single property. This does not include a:

  • sleeping cabin
  • privy
  • pumphouse
  • gazebo