Building Permits

A building permit is required before erecting, placing a new building or construction, as well as relocating, removing, demolishing, altering, repairing or replacing an existing building or structure. The building inspectors will ensure that the plans and the work conform to the development standards and to the National Building Code.

A building permit is therefore required before undertaking any development relating to a:

  • Main building: ex. dwelling, commerce, industry, institution, etc;
  • Secondary or accessory building: ex. garage, shed, etc;
  • Main construction: ex. billboard, wind turbine, etc.;
  • Secondary or accessory structure: ex. gazebo, pool, fence, sign, etc.

It is imperative to check with the Planning Department to determine whether a permit is required. Only the staff of the Planning Department can provide the correct information as each case is different and the regulations may vary depending on the location.

It is also important to note that no building can be connected to the NB Power grid unless a building permit has been issued.

Different types of development also require the approval and the issuance of permits and certificates by other agencies before the inspector can issue the building permit. For example, any development in proximity of a watercourse may require a permit issued by the Department of Environment and Local Government. In the case of commercial and public buildings, it is possible that the plans will have to be reviewed by the fire marshal to ensure that they comply with the National Fire Code. The documents required for the issuance of a building permit vary for each locality and depend on the services in place.

If you are building within a municipality, you must provide the following documents:

Required Documents
Object
Resource
Building plans

A copy of building plans drawn to scale and showing:

  • Foundation
  • Framework
  • Plans of each floor with dimensions and proposed use of each room
In the case of a major project, the plans must be drawn by an expert, that is, an architect or an engineer.

In the case of small buildings, you may draw your own plans or call upon the services of an architect or technician.
A permit to connect to the public water and sewer system
Document issued by the municipality informing the building inspector that the building can be connected to the public water and sewer system and indicating that the corresponding fees have been paid.
Municipality

Beresford 542-2727
Nigadoo 542-2626
Petit-Rocher 542-2686
Pointe-Verte 542-2606
Belledune 522-3700
Application to Install an On-Site Sewage Disposal System

(only applies in areas not serviced with public water and sewer system)

The installer that you have chosen must submit an application to the Public Safety Inspector in your area.

A copy of the permit issued must be presented to the building inspector.

Inspection Service

Department of Public Safety
460, Two Nations Crossing
Fredericton, NB, E3A 0X9
Tel.: 1-844-249-6533 (no fees)
Fax: 506-457-7394

Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Permit
Any individual wishing to perform work (construction, demolition, wood clearing, landscaping, etc.) at a distance of less than 30 meters from a watercourse or wetland.
Bathurst Regional Office
Department of Environment
159 Main Street, Unit 202
Bathurst, NB, E2A 3Z9
Tel. : (506) 547-2092
Approval of the Fire Marshall
Development plans of certain public, commercial or industrial buildings must be reviewed by the Fire Marshall to ensure that they comply with the Fire Code.
Office of the Fire Marshall
Technical Inspection Services
495 A Prospect Street
Fredericton, NB, E3B 9M4
Tel. : (506) 457-6482
Fax. : (506) 457-7394
Site plan for major projects
A copy of the site plan drawn to scale and indicating the elements specified in the zoning by-laws.
Subject to zoning by-laws, a site plan must be provided for major development projects.

If you are building within a Local Service District, you must provide the following documents:

Required Documents
Object
Resource
Building plans

A copy of building plans drawn to scale and showing the:

  • Foundation
  • Framework
  • Plans of each floor with dimensions and proposed use of each room
In the case of a major project, the plans must be drawn by an expert, that is, an architect or an engineer.

In the case of small buildings, you may draw your own plans or call upon the services of an architect or technician.

Application to Install an On-Site Sewage Disposal System

Assessment and Inspection

The installer that you have chosen must submit an application to the Public Safety Inspector. A copy of the permit issued must be presented to the building inspector. Inspection service- Department of Public Safety
460, Two Nations Crossing
Fredericton, NB, E3A 0X9
Tel.: 1-844-249-6533 (no fees)
Fax: 506-457-7394
A permit to connect to the public sewer system in the serviced areas of Allardville, Dunlop and Robertville.
Document issued by the municipality informing the building inspector that the building can be connected to the public water and sewer system and indicating that the corresponding fees have been paid.
LSDs

Robertville and Dunlop : Contact the town of Beresford - 542-2727

Allardville : Contact Jean-Guy Robichaud - 546-1117 or 725-2083
Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Permit
Any individual wishing to perform work (construction, demolition, wood clearing, landscaping, etc.) at a distance of less than 30 meters from a watercourse or wetland.
Bathurst Regional Office
Department of Environment
159 Main Street, Unit 202
Bathurst, NB, E2A 3Z9
Tel. : (506) 547-2092
Approval of the Fire Marshall
Development plans for certain public, commercial or industrial buildings must be reviewed by the Fire Marshall to ensure that they comply with the Fire Code
Office of the Fire Marshall
Technical Inspection Services
495 A Prospect Street
Fredericton, NB, E3B 9M4
Tel. : (506) 457-6482
Fax. : (506) 457-7394
Access Permit or Set-back Certificate
Specify the minimum set-back from the highway and determine the type, size and location of the private access culvert.
Department of Transportation - Bathurst Branch Office
Bathurst Government Garage
3109 Route 134, Miramichi Road
Allardville, N.B. E8L 1V3
(506) 547-2144
Site plan for major projects
A copy of the site plan drawn to scale and indicating the elements specified in the zoning by-laws.
Pursuant to zoning by-laws, a site plan must be provided for major development projects.

For inquiries, the following building inspectors may be reached at:

Marcel.Doiron@ChaleurRsc.ca
Stephane.Doucet@ChaleurRsc.ca

Office: (506) 542-2688
Fax: (506) 542-2642

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