What is a Demolition Permit ?
A Demolition Permit is a legal document that provides you with the right to demolish any structure that requires a building permit to construct.
The Demolition Permit Application will be reviewed to ensure compliance with safety requirements as well as with applicable law for example the Demolition control by- law and the Ontario Heritage Act. A Demolition Permit may not be required for the demolition of farm buildings such as barns and silos, and nonloadbearing interior partitions.
When exactly do you need a Demolition Permit ?
To demolish any structure occupying an area greater than 10 square metres (108 square feet) or part of such a structure, you will require a Building Permit.
A building permit was not acquired before construction does not mean you don’t need a demolition permit. If the structure was improperly built without obtaining a permit, you still have to get a permit to demolish it.
A demolition permit is necessary to completely raze or remove a structure down to the foundation in most municipalities. It need a separate permit for each structure to be demolished. Before you can be issued a demolition permit, you will often need to provide tree preservation information.
When you do not need a Demolition Permit ?
Removing decks, porches, and other similar structures
Removing small sheds, small garages
Any space that do not contain utilities with separate connections
Non-structural likes paving and landscapes that are exterior
Demolition of Heritage Buildings !!!