Building permits are required throughout the province for the construction of a new building or structure as well as the demolition, relocation, alteration or replacement of an existing building or structure.

As the homeowner, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permit(s). If you choose to have your contractor take out a permit on your behalf, make sure that it’s done before the project gets started. The process may also be longer for commercial, industrial or public buildings which may require different approvals. 

​Where a rural plan is in place, a proposed development or structure may require rezoning or a variance. To view where there are plans in effect in our region, please see land use plans. If you require a variance or rezoning, please fill out the appropriate form and return to our office. If you have any questions, you can contact our office at (506) 432-7530 or

When obtaining a building permit, you can help the process by being prepared. Information you may need when applying for a Building Permit:

  • A set-back/access permit from the Department of Transportation or municipal Public Works Department
  • An approval from the Department of Public Safety for any on-site sewer systems
  • Site and building plans
  • A completed building permit application form
  • The property identification number (PID),
    available from the local registry office (or on your property tax bill)
  • Approvals from other government agencies, if required
  • Any other requirements to certify conformity
  • Applicable fees

When all required information is received, staff will start processing the application.

Building & Planning Application Forms

Civic Address Form

Land Use Planning Service Fees

National Building Code in Effect