are required to ensure all construction meets National Building Code standards, as well as conform to all City of Saint John By-laws.
If applicable, BEFORE
applying for a building permit you should ensure the noted information/permits are in place:
- All property subdivisions should be registered with the Province;
- Department of Health approval (well & septic systems); and
- Zoning approval and/or Variance approval through Community Planning (multi-family, commercial, too close to property lines, etc.)
When applying for a building permit you will need the following:
- 2 sets of detailed, scaled drawings showing all aspects of construction (cross section, floor plan, foundation plan, elevations of building);
- Detailed site plan showing size of lot and location of building on the lot;
- Roof truss and floor truss plans, stamped by a Professional Engineer; and
- Fee must be paid at time of application.
*Fees vary; please call our office for specifics or click here to view the schedule of fees.
NOTE: For smaller jobs (i.e. siding installation, additions, garages, decks, etc.) construction drawing & site plan forms are available at our office (i.e. cross section, foundation plan, etc.)
OTHER PERMITS that may be required during construction are as follows:
- Plumbing Permit – your plumber will apply for a permit through Building &
- Technical Services.
- Electrical Permit – your electrician will apply for a permit through the Provincial Department of Labour.
- Water & Sewerage Connection – a permit will be issued through the Engineering Department (if you are building in a serviced area).
- Certificate of Appropriateness – are required for work done on buildings in the Heritage Areas and are issued by Community Planning.
- Flood Risk Area – any construction taking place in the Flood Risk Area must be approved by Building & Technical Services first (compensatory storage).
NOTE: The above listed permits cannot be issued until an approved building permit has been issued by this department.