Drainage permit

You need a drainage permit to install or repair:

  • storms or sanitary sewers
  • sumps or seep away sumps (rock pits)
  • catch basins
  • pump systems
  • interceptors
  • general piping systems

Who can apply

The person doing the drainage work — either the registered homeowner or licensed contractor — can apply for the permit, unless the home has a secondary suite.

In homes with secondary suites, only a licensed contractor can apply for a permit.

How to apply

You can apply in person at the District Hall building department counter. Apply for your permit before work begins. 

Are you the registered homeowner?

When you apply, you must submit:

  • a drawing on standard site information
  • a completed application form

Are you the contractor?

You must:

Fees

Fees are based on the length of pipe.

Get complete details in the fees and charges bylaw

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