Building & Renovating
Building standards are created for your safety and comfort. Find the permits & inspections you need & the associated fees. Is your property in a zone that allows for your planned project? If not, find your options.
If you are installing a sidewalk cafe this season detailed instructions and information to assist with your application are now available.
The first thing you should do when planning your project is to check the zoning for your property which sets out the land uses, lot sizes, lot coverage, building heights and setbacks that apply to your property.
Municipal Planning Strategies and Land Use By-Laws, including maps and zoning. Includes the Downtown Secondary Planning Strategy (HRMbyDesign).
Register for this online service to review the status of your permit application and to submit online inspection requests.
Planning a new construction or renovation project? You could be eligible for rebates from Efficiency Nova Scotia. Before you start, visit www.efficiencyns.ca or call 1-877-999-6035.
Planning a landscaping or construction project? Installing a new fence or porch? If you are, call Heritage Gas and Halifax Water first.