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As of March 17, Building Officials and Enforcement Officers will not be conducting inspections within an occupied dwelling for Building Permits and Property Standards. This temporary halt to inspections will continue through Friday April 3 and will be continually reassessed. The City will continue to maintain safety by responding to all emergency or unsafe conditions, and offer all other types of inspections during regular inspection hours, until further notice. 

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A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction or demolition. It means that the City  has reviewed the plans for any new structure, addition or renovation.

Apply Online

The City is now processing applications online through DASH. For help with your planning application, please email DASH@cityofkingston.ca or call 613-546-4291 ext. 3280. 

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Plans must comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning bylaws, and other applicable laws and regulations.

A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the community and helps to ensure building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the community and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound.

By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.

In many cases, your designer or contractor will get permits on your behalf. However, it is the building owner who is ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements.

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed.  Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. 

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