By Alec Caldwell
This is always a great subject, whether contractors should apply for building permits or not. Applying can be a tedious job, but it’s the right way to go, especially as each section completed gets hopefully approved by the local municipality involved.
Applying can remove future liability from you, the contractor.
Remember a building permit is your formal permission to begin construction or demolition. It means the city has approved plans. It also means plans comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning by-laws and other applicable laws and regulations.
Further it’s unlawful to start construction or demolition jobs before you obtain one and can result in costly construction delays, legal action or removal of the work you’ve already completed.
Alec Caldwell (CARAHS Founder)
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