Development and Permits

The City of Summerside has established Bylaws to ensure a safe, clean, healthy, functioning community which secures the well-being of its residents. These goals extend to the private and publicly-owned buildings of our community. By enforcing Bylaws and by extension the National Building Code, and assisting builders, designers and homebuilders, we ensure that the structures that are created are safe not only for today but for many years to come.

The following are answers to common questions property owners have about non-commercial building permits including when they are required and how the application process works.

What is a building permit?

Why do you need to obtain a building permit?

When do you need a building permit?

What if I don't get a building permit?

How do you apply for a building permit?

What drawings will I need?

Drawing formats

What happens to your application?

What happens when the permit is approved?

What is the cost for a Building Permit?

What happens during construction?

What about demolition?

What if you want to change a building's use?

What happens if you contravene Building Bylaw SS-09?

What other approvals may be required?

How can you find out more?


Questions about Decks

Questions about Fences

Additional pages


Construction Information & Details

Sample Drawings