Permitting & Inspection

Inspection & Enforcement

To ensure that your commercial and residential construction, renovation or demolition projects are safe for their intended purpose, the Permitting and Inspection service staff review applications, issue building permits, and conduct inspections.  

Building and plumbing codes and related by-laws guide the permitting and inspection process.  Our goal is to ensure these standards are met; through education, mediation and, as necessary, through enforcement and prosecution. 

What you need to know

What doesn't need a permit?

All construction needs a permit except for those exempted by the Building by-law.


Heritage Homes

Certain areas of the City are heritage conservation areas and require a heritage permit for some work.

Infrastructure Development

Engineered drawings, servicing plans, drainage systems and utility installations need to be approved by Infrastructure. 

Resources Resources

Click2Gov Permitting & Inspection


Standard Construction Drawings

Permit & Approvals Applications


Back Flow Test Results

Certified Testers in Saint John Area

Growth & Community Development Services

One Stop Development Shop
(506) 658-2911
10th floor City Hall
PO Box 1971
Saint John, NB
E2L 4L1

Service Request Form

Service Request Form
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eg: 15 Market Square OR corner of Union and Germain
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