Deck & Porch Permit

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Generally, a Building Permit is required for the construction of a deck or porch that is attached to the principal dwelling or used in conjunction with an on- ground or above-ground.

Uncovered decks not greater than 10 M2 (108 ft2), less than 600mm (24”) above ground and not attached to the building do not require a Building Permit but must still comply with the City of TORONTO Zoning By-laws. Covered decks/porches always require a Building Permit.

Most deck projects require a permit from the city. Regardless of whether you are building a deck yourself or are getting it done professionally.

The proximity of your deck to a property line is limited by your zoning. In most neighbourhoods, a rear deck can be as close as 4 m (13 ft.) to the back property line and .6 m (2 ft.) from a side property line. Some exceptions apply, contact us for confirmation of the setbacks pertaining to your property. need a deck construction permit.

Porches and decks are very similar in construction. The main difference between the two is that a porch has a roof and is at least partially enclosed, while a deck is completely open.

What To Do When the Permit Has Been Issued

Once you receive your Permit, please read the approved Permit documents thoroughly before commencing construction. The construction must be in accordance with the approved plans and documents issued with your Permit. Any changes during or before construction must be noted to the Building Division and a Change Requisition form must be submitted and approved by the Chief Building Official before the work is permitted to proceed. Several inspections are also required during construction to ensure that all work is done in accordance with the approved plans:

  • prior to pouring any concrete for piers or footings
  • framing inspection
  • final inspection
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