You need a building permit in order to build a deck on your property. All decks are considered structures and require a permit regardless of the size or height off the ground. Even if the deck isn't attached to a building or structure, you still need a permit. Decks are regulated by our Zoning By-law.

Apply for a permit

You need to complete and submit a building permit application in order to build a deck on your property.

Fees

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.

Application 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)