The Town of Stouffville issues building permits to ensure that new development projects meet our zoning requirements and other building standards.
Whether you are a homeowner, housing developer or an industrial, commercial or institutional developer, find the permit requirements for your building, renovating or development project.
If you need help finding out which type of building permit you need, please contact us at 905-640-1900 ext. 2266 or ext. 2272
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The following types of minor construction work don’t require a permit in Stouffville but may still require other building approvals. Your project must still adhere to the Ontario Building Code, even if it doesn’t require a permit.
Furnace replacements with the same or better heat output as the original furnace
Re-roofing with lightweight material that does not exceed the structural capacity of the framing
Re-cladding with any lightweight material that improves the existing wall performance. The wall must be less than three stories tall, on a detached building and no closer than 600 mm to any property line
Kitchen cabinetry replacement, as long as any plumbing is not relocated or replaced
New or replacement eave-troughs, fascias, downspouts and soffits
Plumbing fixture (sinks, toilets, taps, etc.) replacements that are not relocated
Repairs to leaking foundations
Retaining walls less than 1 m in height and where drainage is not negatively impacted
Sheds A Shed is exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit, provided that the shed:
Is not more than 15 m2 in gross area,
Is not more than one storey in building height
Is not attached to a building or any structure,
Is used only for storage purposes ancillary to a principal building on the lot, and,
Does not have plumbing.
Solar collectors mounted on a building less than five square metres in aggregate area