The City’s Building Department reviews and issues building, plumbing, demolition, sign and swimming pool permits for all development within Pembroke. The Building Department also oversees the Property Standards By-law and the Sign By-law.
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A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation work on your property. Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and it helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.
As part of the building permit process, the City of Pembroke staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning by-laws, and other Applicable Law.
Under the Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA), a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or a material alteration of any building or structure. For more details, click "When Do I Need a Building Permit?"
The process for obtaining a building permit is generally as follows:
Once a permit has been issued, it will remain open indefinitely until the applicant phones and has a final inspection done and passed by the CBO.
The amount of time it takes to recieve your permit generally depends on:
Chief Building Official
Phone: 613-735-6821 x1331