A building permit is a formal written approval from the Township of Clearview to construct, add on to, or renovate an existing building on your property.
Building permits are necessary because they enable a municipality to ensure that all buildings meet the terms set out by the municipal zoning by-laws, the Ontario Building Code and any applicable health and safety regulations.
Once you have submitted a building application to the Township, it will be reviewed to determine compliance with the Building Code Act. Your application will also be reviewed to ensure that it complies with the Zoning By-Law and any other applicable requirements.
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Pools and Fencing
When installing a pool, please ensure you review By-Law 03-14.
The By-Law 03-14 can be downloaded from the By-Law Index
Inspection of completed pool installation and fences is required by By-Law 03-14. By-Law 03-14 is a by-law to provide for the erection and maintenance of fences and gates around privately owned outdoor swimming pools.
During the course of construction, the Township Building Department must be contacted in order to make the inspections in accordance with the By-Law. When requesting inspections, please quote your permit number.
Septic System Permits
It is necessary to contact the Township Building Department when installing a septic system in order to obtain a permit, and then have the system inspected once it is completed.
When investigating a sewage/septic system, the permission granting authority that you need to deal with is dependent on the size of project in question. In the case of a single residence, the Township is the permission granting authority. Other projects, particularly those with larger flows, may require an approval from the Ministry of Environment.
When planning the location of a septic system please keep in mind the following:
1.The leaching bed should not be located in the same area as present or planned parking areas, patios, tennis courts and/or decks. The extra weight may compress the pipes and/or soil, and limit oxygen from moving through the soil and/fill.
2.The planting of trees and shrubs should be avoided on the leaching bed as the roots may obstruct the perforated pipes and the shade may limit the evapotranspiration
3.Any direct rainwater runoff from building roofs, patios and driveways should not flow towards the leaching bed as it may generate a system overload.
To improve the operation of a septic system the following maintenance tips should be taken into consideration:
1. Make sure that your septic system is inspected at least every two years by a qualified inspector.
2. Have your septic tank pumped out at least every three to five years.
3. Limit any watering of grass on the leaching bed area; the extra flow of water will limit the bed's capability of absorbing wastewater from your house.
In any case that you are installing, replacing or repairing a septic system please contact the Building Department to ensure that all requirements are met.