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What is considered a deck? Deck 1

A deck is a structure either attached or detached from your house and raised more than 2 feet off of the ground.

Do I need a Building Permit?

If the distance from grade to the top of the finished deck does not exceed 2’, no permit is required. Anything exceeding 2' does require a building permit.

Do I need a Development Permit?

If the deck is unenclosed and is within the required setbacks, no development permit is required. If the deck is enclosed, a development permit may be required. To confirm this and to find out the setbacks please contact a Development Officer at

How to Complete your Application

Download the Deck Information Package (PDF 421 KB) to learn how to complete your permit application.

Get the Residential Permit Application Online

Download the Residential Permit Application (PDF 749 KB) here.

Last updated: 2/1/2018 2:08:15 PM