"building" means a structure occupying an area greater than ten square metres consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto;
a structure occupying an area of ten square metres or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto,
plumbing not located in a structure,
a sewage system; or
"construct" means to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere and;
"construction" has a corresponding meaning; ("construire", "construction", "travaux de construction")
Beginning July 1, 2005, a number of changes in the Building Code Act, 1992 and Building Code include mandatory qualification requirements for individual building officials, designers and staff of registered code agencies and also mandatory registration requirements for design firms, septic installers and registered code agencies. Under the new legislation, designers may need to be qualified. A municipality may not issue a building permit if the designer is not appropriately qualified and/or registered. The Building Code has been further amended to recognize a parallel system to evaluate Building Code knowledge as prepared by the Ontario Association of Architects'. A standard permit application is being used across Ontario and the new permit application requires the designer’s Building Code Identification Number (BCIN or Ontario Association of Architects' BCDS) and if applicable, the BCIN for the registered firm.
Step 1: Visit the Building Department at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, Hanover, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An application for a Building Permit along with other related information will be given to you at this time.
Phone the Building Department at 519.364.2780 x 222 and an application for a Building Permit will be mailed to you.
Visit us online at www.hanover.ca and complete the required application.
Step 2: Submit application…
In addition to the Ministry’s standard Permit Application, additional permit forms requiring information about the construction project such as “who” will perform the work, “what” work will be done, “where” the work will be done, “when” the work will be done, and “how” the work will be done. Scaled drawings, plans or other documentation of the proposed work will have to be submitted for review. If required, the application form may have to be accompanied by the following:
Step 3: Submit fee…
A Building Permit Fee is payable in full at the time of application by cash, debit, cheque (payable to “Town of Hanover”) by mail or in person. Please contact the Town of Hanover Building Department at 519.364.2780 x 222 for the updated fee schedule of the Building By-Law. The minimum permit fee is currently $60.00 for residential construction and $100.00 for Commercial/Industrial/Institutional construction. The building permit will not be issued until full payment has been received. (Additional fees such as site plan control charges may apply to your project.)
The Owner, Contractor or Authorized Agent must notify the Building Department at least two full regular business days in advance of requesting an inspection.
To arrange for an inspection as required above, please contact the Building Department at 519.364.2780 x 222.
Please remember to work safely!
The applicant for a demolition permit shall retain a professional engineer to undertake the general review of the project during demolition, if,
The Building Department is responsible for issuing Sign Permits regulating permanent and portable signs and other advertising devices, and awnings or marquees which project over a street. Sign Permits ensure that sign structures within the Town of Hanover meet the standards set out in the Ontario Building Code, the Zoning By-Law and Sign By-Law for the Town of Hanover and other applicable legislation.
No temporary or permanent sign, announcement, advertisement, sandwich board sign, notice, portable sign, bicycle stand, vending machine, weigh scales, newsstand, dodgers, hand bill, or similar device for whatever purpose shall be permitted to project over or extend across or be placed upon any public highway, or in any manner be located on any curb, boulevard, sidewalk, tree, hydrant, lamp or utility pole, parking meter or bridge pier, or any other structure within the limits of any street within the Town of Hanover, without the written permission of the Town of Hanover.
You do not need a sign permit for:
How to apply for a sign permit
If required, the Ministry’s Standard Permit Application and the “Sign Permit” form may have to be accompanied by the following:
To obtain additional information or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above information, please contact the Building Department.
In accordance with the Town of Hanover Fence By-Law No. 1762-90, an in-ground or permanent swimming pool must be enclosed by a fence not less than 1.5 metres (4’ 11”) in height; all horizontal members must be 1.1 m (3’ 7”) apart and on the pool side of the fence; and, each gate must be equipped with a lock and kept secured when the pool is not in use.