When is a building permit required?
A building permit is required for the following works:
- any new construction, including residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings;
- additions such as a carport, garage, room or another story to an existing building;
- addition of structural features such as a balcony, canopy or dormer or enclosing a porch;
- excavation for the construction of a new or full basement under an existing building;
- construction of any accessory building or structure with a gross floor area of 108 square feet or more, such as a garage or an accessory building;
- installation or replacement of doors or windows when structural modifications are required;
- renovations, repairs or structural changes such as removing a load bearing partition or wall;
- installation of a wood stove, furnace, fireplace or chimney;
- finishing of a basement;
- installation of a structural sign or tower;
- change of use of a building (example: from residential to commercial);
- installation of a swimming pool, a spa or a fence;
- installation of a new roof (except for the replacement of shingles)
- a retaining wall over 1 meter in height
- installation or modification to a plumbing system.
- installation of solar panel on building.
In order to obtain a building permit, please fill out the application form and submit all required documentation for your project. The application can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at city Hall, 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland during normal business hours.
Before starting any work, you must verify the conformity of your project with the Planning Department.
Plan ahead; the issuance of a building permit may take many weeks depending on the complexity of the project.
“A detached garage, shed or pool, may be subject to a grading plan if deemed necessary by the city’s Engineering department.”
Click on the links below to access the following application forms: