To offset the costs of providing Building Code services, municipalities are permitted to charge fees for building permit applications and inspections of buildings. The Municipality of Clarington is reviewing its building permit fees, within the building by-law, as a requirement under the Building Code Act.
It is projected to cost the Municipality of Clarington $3,667,600 in 2024 to provide Building Code services.
In accordance with the provisions of the Building Code Act, the Municipality is proposing an increase of 8.99 per cent for building permit fees and inspection fees as of March 1, 2024. This represents an increase from $15.33 to $16.71 per square metre for a single-family dwelling.
This will ensure that building permit revenue covers all direct and indirect costs to the Municipality in delivering these services, based on projected trends and building data. It also contributes to the reserve fund, which would be used to maintain services during an economic downturn.
A public meeting will be held on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. to allow the public an opportunity to review and provide comments on the proposed amendments and fees increase in the building by-law. You can join in person or virtually.
To participate virtually, please pre-register by completing the online form at www.clarington.net/delegations or contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 ext. 2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 9, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. A link and telephone number will be provided to you once registered.
You do not need to pre-register as a delegate in order to speak in person.
Submit your written comments on the proposed amendment to Brent Rice, Chief Building Official, Planning and infrastructure Services, at email@example.com or by mail to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 before the public meeting. Written comments received prior, during and after the public meeting, will be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new building by-law.
This meeting will also be live streamed for public viewing at www.clarington.net/Calendar.
Inquiries should be directed to Brent Rice at 905-623-3370 ext. 2303.