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Before you submit a permit application for a building, pool or plumbing system, make sure that you review the building permit requirements and design guidelines. 

Building permit requirements

View the building permit requirements for all construction and renovations projects that require a building permit.

Urban requirements

If your property is located within the urban area of the Municipality of Port Hope, you must include the following information with your permit application:

Additional approvals

Depending on the location and nature of your construction project, you may need to get the following approvals before you apply:

Rural requirements

If your property is located within the rural area of the Municipality of Port Hope, you must include the following information with your permit application:

Additional approvals

Depending on the location and nature of your construction project, you may need to get the following approvals before you apply:

Building permit drawing requirements

To learn what requirements are needed in permit drawings, please contact us by phone at 905-885-2431 or by email:

  • Requirements for Building Permit Drawings
  • Duplex Dwelling Building Permit Requirements

Design guidelines

To review the design guidelines before you submit a permit application, please contact us by phone at 905-885-2431 or by email:

  • Residential Dwelling Design Guide
  • Deck Design Guide