Demolitions

Permits are required to destroy a building or part of one, including interior demolitions.

Forms:

The following forms are required for a permit application:

Additional documents that may be required:

Requirements:

A professional engineer must undertake the general review (PDF) of the project during demolition only where:

  • The building exceeds three storeys in building height or 600 m2 in the building area.
  • The building structure includes pre-tension members.
  • The demolition will extend below the level of any adjacent building’s footings and occur within the soil’s response angle, drawn from the bottom of such footings.
  • Explosives or lasers are used to be used during demolition.

A copy of the property survey noting what is to be demolished must be submitted. Additional drawings may be requested at the discretion of the plans examiner.

Application process

Before submission, ensure that all necessary and applicable permissions and approvals are met. 

A complete application must be submitted with all the required forms, documents and applicable drawings. Building permit fees are required at the time of submission.

Bring the application and two copies of the required documentation to the Customer Service Counter located on the second floor of City Hall. We’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

We accept cash, debit, or cheque (payable to the City of Quinte West).

After speaking with a representative from building services to determine the permit and development costs, send the application and two copies of the required documentation and a cheque payable to the City of Quinte West to:

City of Quinte West
Building Services 
7 Creswell Dr.
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

Submit payment:

  • By mail – send a cheque (payable to the City of Quinte West) to:

City of Quinte West
Building Services 
7 Creswell Dr.
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

Note that for email submissions, the permit will not be accepted until payment is made.

Other contacts:

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