What is a Development Permit?
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A development permit provides permission for a specific type of development to take place on a site. The permit can be for any development such as the construction of a new house or the change of use of a commercial space from a retail use to a restaurant. The review process ensures that the proposed development meets the regulation of the local Land Use Bylaw (Zoning). For example, the development may have height limits, minimum parking requirements, proper setback from the property lines, maximum lot coverage or specific rules on the architecture of the proposal. Development Permits are not always required and the trigger may vary depending on the rules of the local Land Use Bylaw (Zoning). The approval may include conditions such as the payment for sidewalk improvements or upgrades to the water/sewer services. Once approved, the proposed development can proceed according to the permit conditions and drawing specifications. In most cases, a building permit is required prior to the development proceeding.
Why choose Permit Masters?
We are confident that Permit Masters is the best company to assist you with your design and permit process. Our confidence comes from the successful completion of thousands of projects just like yours. Here is why:
We make it simple
The design, permitting and construction process can be complex and time consuming. Years of dedication and hard work have allowed us to make the design and permitting process simple for our client.
We are a reputable company
Our reputation for providing quality services and sound advice precedes us. One project at a time, we have built our reputation within the industry and with various municipalities. We have even provided successful advice to municipalities looking to improve their own approval process.
We have a proven track record
With over 3,000 home improvements projects, we have built an unmatched knowledge base that can provide you with the support you need to design and plan your project.
We have an experienced and professional team
All our project managers are qualified professionals. Our dedicated team of architectural technologists, designers and urban planners have all helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals.
We have great design expertise
Not surprising that with extensive experience comes great skills. Our project managers can guide you through the design process with confidence and ensure that the design outcome meets all the regulations applicable to your project.
You will have one point of contact
Once your project starts, you will be assigned a project manager with the proper qualifications and experience. This one point of contact will take you through the process one step at a time.
We’re flexible and cost-effective
Because we are a small company with a dozen project managers, we’re also responsive, flexible and agile. We can adapt and respond to your needs with the speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness that other companies just can’t match.
We have a time conscientious team
Not only can you expect phone calls and emails returned quickly, but your project manager will also keep you updated with each step of the process. We also know that quality drawings and a complete permit submission package will get you to the finish line more effectively.
We have an excellent success rate
In fact, our success rate is above 99%. When reviewing a new project, we identify the potential issues and provide you with alternatives and solutions. We always have a fair approach with our clients; if we don’t think something is achievable, we will not drag you into a long costly process.
What is a Building Permit?
A building permit is one that allows the construction of a building or structure to move forward on the condition that it addresses and is in compliance with the building code of a city, town or county. A building permit is necessary when any construction, relocation, alteration, demolition or repair is taking place on a property. In some instance, some buildings and structures are exempt, such as...Read more >
What is a Development Permit?
A development permit provides permission for a specific type of development to take place on a site. The permit can be for any development such as the construction of a new house or the change of use of a commercial space from a retail use to a restaurant. The review process ensures that the proposed development meets the regulation of the local Land Use Bylaw (Zoning). For example, the developmen...Read more >
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