Who needs a Building Permit? Anyone who wants to construct, erect, alter, replace, relocate, or add to any structure* and make any change or alteration to the use made of structures in the Region of Queens Municipality as outlined in the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations.
*ALL structures require a Development Permit.
ALL decks require a building permit.
There are exemptions, per Section 220.127.116.11.(2) of the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations 2017. The Code still applies, but a permit is not required for:
- accessory building not greater than twenty (20) square meters (215.2 square feet), and;
- interior and exterior non-structural materials, alterations, and material repairs with a monetary value of $5000 (five-thousand dollars) or less.
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION, Applicants please ensure to:
- Complete ALL the required information, the Building Offical WILL NOT fill in missing information and the application will be returned to the applicant, resulting in delays
- Read ALL the pages in the application
- Attach any plans and insulation details
- ALL fees are paid and marked with the receipt number on the application
DO NOT START ANY WORK UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED AND POSTED THE BUILDING PERMIT.
You will be notified when the building permit can be picked up.
For complete requirements, the application form and the fee structure for Building Permits, click here for a PDF. The application form is a fillable form, however you must print off and sign the completed form and submit it with the required documentation to the Region of Queens with your payment. It cannot be e-mailed or faxed. Click here for a breakdown of the current permit fees.
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