The Municipality of Port Hope Building Services reviews permit applications, issues permits, and conducts inspections in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and the Municipality of Port Hope Zoning By-law as well as other applicable laws and regulations to ensure the standards for construction and plumbing are consistent throughout the Province of Ontario.
Building Permits regulate the type of construction allowed in our community and ensure that building standards are met. The objective of a building permit is to protect the homeowner as well as the community by ensuring that any structural change is safe, legal, and sound.
Applications for Building Permits can be made Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Municipal Development Team Office.
5 Mill Street South
Port Hope, L1A 2S6
If you are unsure if a Building Permit is required, please contact our office at 905.885.2431
1. Building Permit Application to Construct or Demolish
Required application for permission to begin the construction, demolition, addition or renovation. As part of the Building Permit process, staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code and other applicable law.
Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish
2. Building Permit Application for Sign, Patio, Pool
Required application for permission to install signage, patio, or above/in ground pools. As part of the Building Permit process, staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code and other applicable law.
Building Permit for a sign, patio or pool
3. Commitment to review by Architect and Engineer
An owner who constructs or arranges to have constructed certain buildings specified in the Ontario Building Code must by law retain an architect and/or professional engineers to carry out reviews during construction to determine whether the construction is in general conformity with the building permit documents.
General Review Commitment Form
4. Agent Authorization Form
An individual can give someone the authorization letter to sign the important legal documents. An authorization letter can be handy when someone is not able to receive their package and thus is allowing another person on their behalf through an authorization letter to collect the relevant package.
Agent Authorization Form
5. Schedule 1: Designer Information
Complete this form for each individual who reviews and takes responsibility for design activities with respect to your project.
Schedule 1: Designer Information
6. Schedule 2: Sewage System Installer Information
Schedule 2: Sewage System Installer Information
7. Plumbing Permit Application
The Municipality of Port Hope issues Plumbing and On Site Sewage permits for properties located within the Municipality’s boundaries. Complete the Plumbing and On Site Sewage Permit Application and submit to the Municipality of Port Hope Building Services Division. Please contact the Municipality of Port Hope Building Department to schedule your inspection at 905.885-2431.
8. Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Prescriptive) Residential
This form is used by a designer to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design of a house complies with the Building Code using the prescriptive method.
Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method (Residential)
9. Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Performance) Residential
Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Performance)
10. Tent Pre-Permit Clearance Form
Tents installed within the Municipality of Port Hope which exceed 10m² require a Building Permit regardless of the length of time the tent will be installed. There is no charge to obtain a Building Permit for a tent. This form along with the required documentation must be submitted prior to a Building Permit being issued.
Tent Pre-Permit Clearance
11. Special Event Sign Notification Form
Required notification for temporary signage for Special Events within the Municipality of Port Hope. There is no fee for this application. Without proper documentation, signs may be impounded and a reclaiming fee may be charged.
Special Events Sign Notification Form
12. Construction Monitoring Program Consent Form
All excavations in the Urban Area require completion of a Consent Form from the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Construction Monitoring Program.
Construction Monitoring Program Form
Payment is required prior to a Building Permit being issued. Payment can be made by cash, debit or cheque. Please see the 2020 Building Services Fees and Charges for the complete Fee Schedule.
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