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Construction Details

You must obtain a building permit before you:

  • Construct a new building over twenty square meters in area or place a structure, such as a shed or a mobile home, on your property (In order to ensure compliance with zoning regulations, it is highly recommended you submit a site plan for review prior to placing your structure. There is no fee for this service.)
  • Make renovations, alter, or add to an existing building
  • Excavate or construct a foundation
  • Construct or place a seasonal building, deck, porch, fence, or pool
  • Change the use of a building from one classification group to another as defined by the National Building Code

Contact (902) 432-1262 if you have any questions about when a building permit may be required.

It is important that you contact us early in the planning stages of your project before any drawings have been started. Determining the specific requirements for your application can speed up the approval process, saving you time and money.

You will be required to submit some or all of the following drawings at the time of application:

You may also be required to submit additional plans or information such as:

  • Site servicing plans (water, sewer, electrical)
  • Site drainage plans
  • Plumbing and drainage information
  • Electrical information
  • Ventilation system information
  • Engineered lumber shop and erection drawings

Your drawings must conform to the National Building Code (2010), the City of Summerside Zoning By-law, and any other applicable bylaws.

Specific requirements can be found in the City of Summerside Building Bylaw and in the links below.

Accessory Building Slab Detail
Cantilever Floor Framing
CHMC Basement Insulation Detail
Crawlspace Requirements Detail
Drilling and Notching Joists
Egress Windows
Helical Piles
ICF Foundation Walls
Priority of Fire-Rated Partition Walls
Radon Pipe Rough-in Detail
Soffit Protection Detail
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Step Footing Detail
Typical Residential Deck Construction Details
Window Installation Guidelines

Click for Fees for Permits and Development.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Straw
Building Officer
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE C1N 1H9 Canada

Related City Documents

Building Permit Application
City of Summerside Building Bylaw
Fees for Permits and Development
Technical Services Forms and Applications

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