Beaumont inspects and approves design and construction of new buildings and renovations to ensure they comply with all relevant acts, statutes and bylaws. If you are planning any new building, renovating a building or changing the use of a building or land, you will need a permit.
If you are planning to construct a new building, alter an existing building or change the use of a property, you will need a development permit. A development permit ensures that your development is in conformance with district and development regulations under the Land Use Bylaw.
The following projects all require a Development permit, and most require a Building permit. Note, that there is One Application Form (PDF) for both, so if you are unsure what your project requires, don’t worry. Just fill it out to the best of your ability and then visit or call the Town Office to have any questions answered.
Structural additions, alterations or repairs to any existing buildings. These can include basement developments; skylights and sun rooms. Note, that a basement secondary suite has different requirements than basement development with no secondary suite. A permit is not required for painting, decorating, new siding, shingles, etc. For more information view the following documents:
Attached & Detached Garages
Decks if any part of the floor is more than .6 meters (2 feet) above the ground.
Sheds that measure more than 10 meters (107 feet) in floor area or for smaller sheds if a foundation is constructed.
Corner Lot Fences
Corner lot fences that are 1.8m (6 ft) high. View the Fence Information Sheet (PDF) for more information.
Fire Pits & BBQ Structures
Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools
Other Development Projects that require permits
- Change of use of a building (most common to a new business replacing an old business in a commercial building)
- Operating a home based business
- Towers, flag poles, aerials, masts over 4.5 meters (15 feet in height), satellite dishes over .5 meter (1.6 feet)
- Retaining walls over 1 meter (3 feet high) are built (engineered drawings are also required)
- Driveway extensions may require a permit. Please contact the Town Office for more information.
If your development will require a variance, you will need to fill out an additional variance permit application form.
The architectural controls and landscaping requirements are set by the developer and not enforced by the Town. Please contact your developer with any questions.