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What is a Shed or Garage? 

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A shed or garage is an accessory building that is not attached to the principle dwelling.

What Do I Need?

Depending on the size of the structure, you may need a building permit, an engineered floor, and a development permit.

Building Permit

If the square footage of the building you are looking to construct is over 108 square feet, yes you need a building permit.

Engineered Floor

Any slab over 592 square feet requires engineered drawings. Alternatively, footings and a 4' foundation wall can be constructed.

Development Permit

If the square footage exceeds 215 (20 square meters), yes a development permit is required. Consult with a Development Officer at for further information regarding setbacks and height restrictions.

How to Complete your Application

Download the Shed and Garage Instructions Package to learn how to complete your building permit application.

Get the Residential Building Permit Application Online

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

Last updated: 6/8/2018 11:32:06 AM