Deck construction permit in Ontario, do I need a deck building permit?
Every municipality has its own rules, but typically, if your deck is more than two feet above the ground and roughly 10 by 10, you will need a building permit. In some places, if the deck is attached to your home, you always need a building permit. In our opinion, by getting a proper permit, it is easier to answer any questions about your deck when you sell your home later. This is because the City will do a proper inspection when your deck is completed to make sure that everything was built correctly.
Required Documentation (For GTA)
All drawings to be done on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.
If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer’s name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.
All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish, must be provided in PDF format on a re-writable DVD, a USB drive or submitted by email.
Full deck building permit: We take care of the whole process: Drawings, submitting, ffollow-ups city meetings, etc
Plans for decks and porches
- Details of footings, including footing size, spacing, depth, height above grade and frost protection details.
- Sizes and locations of all columns; sizes, locations and spans of all beams.
- Stair Construction Details, including height and depth of stair treads and headroom above stairs (where applicable).
- Guard Construction Details, including information about openings and climbability, and the location of the guards with respect to stairways, landings, and edges of the proposed platform.
- Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey)
- Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings.
- Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage and grade elevations to confirm height.
- Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard and soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).
At Super Decks Toronto We offer partial and full service for deck building permits
Partial deck building permit: We prepare the architectural drawings of your new deck for you to submit to your municipality
Full deck building permit: We take care of the whole process: Drawings, submitting, follow ups, city meetings, etc