Home and Property Projects - Accessory Structures

The information and links listed below provide guidelines about what you need to check before you start your accessory structure project (cabanas, decks, sheds, etc.) so you can plan ahead for things that will affect your project during the planning stage, while your project is underway, and after your project is complete.


Did you know that the Zoning by-law may have regulations for your project.

Permits and applications

Tree protection and removal

Did you know that there are special requirements if your project is near a town-owned tree? Are you thinking about cutting a tree down on your property? Visit the Tree Protection and Removal page for permit details and applications.

Parking during construction

Did you know that there are special requirements concerning parking for you, as well as anyone you hire during your project? Visit the Parking During Construction page for details.


Building inspections are required at multiple stages during your construction, renovation or demolition project. Please refer to the documents issued with your permit drawings for details about required inspections. It is your responsibility as the owner to ensure that the mandatory inspections are requested.

Call 905-338-4220 to set up your building inspections — remember to have your permit number ready! Visit the Inspections page for more information.

Other helpful information

You may need additional approvals from other town departments or other agencies. Please visit the Other Agency Approvals page for details.