Building Renovation

The Process (More Details)

  1. Submit Part 10 Renovation/Change of Use Permit Application to OSSO
    • Complete and submit permit application (found above)
  2. Review by Area Inspector
  3. Application Response
    • Response time is 5 to 10 business days, pending initial review by area inspector and supply of any supplemental information request by inspector
  4. If refused, a copy of the Renovation/Change of Use Application will state the course of action required to obtain an approved application
  5. If approved, the Renovation/Change of Use permit is issued
    • One (1) copy goes to the city building department
    • One (1) copy is kept at the OSSO
    • One (1) copy is for the applicant (include a copy of this permit with any building applications submitted to the City of Ottawa)

Note: An approved Renovation/Change of Use Application is not a Permit to commence construction of your project. It is only a comment from this office concerning the capacity of the current septic system and its ability to accommodate the proposed Renovation/Change of Use.

Submission Requirements

  1. THREE (3) copies of septic permit application
  2. Required attachments
    • Construction plans to scale (floor plan, front/side/back elevations)
    • Existing septic records
  3. Fee payment at time of submission
    • Refer to fee schedule for list of approved fees

Things to Know

Fee
$145 to $290 (cash savings 3%)

Turnaround time
5 to 10 business days, not including day of receipt

Validation period
12 months from date of issuance Non-Transferable

Electronic submission
permit applications can be submitted in-person or electronically (printing charges may apply)

This application is required when constructing a residential or commercial addition to a structure that:

  • Exceeds 15% of the current floor space AND/OR
  • Includes the addition of bedrooms AND/OR
  • Addition of plumbing units AND/OR
  • If the City of Ottawa Plans Examiner requires written approval from this Office

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