A building permit is required for all new garages or sheds over 10 meters square (107 square feet). Sheds under 10 square metres may require a permit if the shed is considered to cause a hazard.
An inspection is required for your garage or shed once the framing and electrical rough-in is complete, prior to covering.
The standard detached garage design form outlines what you will need to apply for your permit, as well as the basic requirements and electrical information. For further electrical information, refer to the Electrical for Detached Garages document below.
To apply for a detached garage or shed permit, complete the accessory permit application form below and submit it to Building Inspections. A list of the permit application requirements has been provided in the accessory permit application checklist below.
The cost of the required permits is set out in the permit fees bylaw.If you are a homeowner wishing to perform electrical, plumbing or gas work, please note that a homeowners declaration will be required with your permit application. The homeowners permits guideline in the accessory permit checklist provides further information.