Most developments for constructing new or additions to a building, as well as some renovations require permits. The permit process helps enforce the requirements of the Cities, Towns and Villages Act; Community Planning and Development Act; the Town's zoning by-law, as well as other applicable laws and standards. It ensures compliance during construction, the structural safety of the completed building, as well as the protection of property values.
A person applying for a development or building permit must also adhere to and comply with the following regulations:
In many cases, your designer or contractor will get permits on your behalf. Remember, as the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all development/building requirements. Failure to obtain a Development Permits can result in costly construction delays or force homeowners to remove the work that was already done. And that's on top of potential legal issues.
Starting Construction without a Permit is against Law
WHEN IN DOUBT: It is always best to contact the Planning and Development Department prior to commencing work to make sure that you have your permits in order or in fact do not need a permit. It is the goal of the Town to complete permit applications within 5 Business days. Most applications are processed more quickly; however, times may vary with the volume of permits received.
An application for a Development Permit should be made to the Development Officer in writing and should be accompanied by:
|When is a permit required?|
There are a variety of projects that require a development permit. Some of the projects are listed below:
|When is a permit not required?|
You do not require a Development Permit for the following:
Although a permit may not be required, it is still necessary for these projects to comply with the applicable zoning requirements and other codes. Contact the Town of Inuvik to determine the requirements for your specific project.
For more information, please contact the Development Officer.