An accessory permit is a permit needed when you are making changes to your home such as installing, constructing or renovating building components, HVAC systems, electrical, plumbing and gas equipment when it is separate from the original construction of the building.
Examples of the type of work that would require an accessory permit and inspection include:
*Please note: The permit list above is not all inclusive. If you are planning to work on your property, adding to or altering any system on a property, please contact Building Inspections to find out if a permit is required.
Residential addition and renovation check list
The following documentation must be included with an application or the application may NOT be accepted for processing.
Plot plan (If applicable)
Plot plan must be complete and legible and must include area of the lot, area of proposed buildings, percentage of lot coverage, details of all cantilevers (including floors, bay windows, eaves, fireplaces, etc. including size or distance to property line), and detail of eaves including either dimensions or distance to property line.
The plan shall be of a scale not less than 1:100
Dimensions must be shown for setbacks to buildings on the site and to adjacent property lines
Plan must conform to the National Building Code
Plan must be complete, legible, drawn to scale and must show floor plans, elevations and cross sections and must include the front elevation building height as defined in the current land use bylaw. Maximum size 8 ½” x 14”.
Floor plans must indicate telepost location, size and reinforcing.
Floor layouts and suppliers letter (If applicable)
Floor layout must indicate the telepost location and engineering for loading.
Supplier’s letter must indicate address, wood products used, computer program used and the designer.
Roof truss layouts and suppliers letter (If applicable and if different from floor supplier)
If roof is complex, full details sheet for each truss design will be required.
Room by room heat loss calculations (If applicable)
9.36 Project summary report
which includes drawings detailing all energy code compliance components including assembly RSI/R value calculations