Permits and Licences
A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction. It means that plans for any new structure, addition or renovation have been approved by the municipality, and that they comply with the Ontario Building Code, the local zoning by-law and any other applicable laws and regulations.
NEW: The City of Brockville now uses a cloud-based e-permitting software called Cloudpermit to process all Building Permit Applications. This system digitizes the building permit process and will eventually help us go completely paperless. The software streamlines the application process and makes it easier for the applicant to track the status of their permit, request an inspection, and more.
The Building Code Act requires you to obtain a building permit if you are planning to:
When considering any kind of construction on your property, it is a good idea to discuss your plans with the local building staff first. They can advise you about any other permits or approvals you might need, such as demolition permits, minor variances and electrical permits.
If you are not sure whether you need a permit or not, simply call your local building department and ask. Either you will get an answer over the telephone, or a building inspector may visit your site in order to advise you about what is required.
For further information, please contact:
Building & By-Law Services Division
(613) 342-8772 x 4463
Before any construction or digging can commence, an Excavation Permit must be granted by the City of Brockville. You must apply for a locate and an Excavation Permit. To apply for a locate, visit Ontario One Call (https://ontarioonecall.ca/), click “Request a Locate,” and follow the instructions outlined on the Ontario One Call website.
To apply for an excavation permit, fill out the Excavation Permit Application. Once the form is filled in, download it for your records, and send your completed application to email@example.com.
The City will review the permit application, declare if it is approved or denied, and send either a granted permit or denied application to the client. A valid permit contains a City Signature and a valid permit number.
Due to COVID-19 protocols being in place, the City of Brockville has found it necessary to change the process of issuing a marriage license.
To obtain a marriage license applicants must:
The application must be electronically signed by both applicants by typing your name into the signature field.
If you do not have access to email, paper copies of the application and the required documents can be:
Please indicate your preferred method of communication, email or telephone.
To pick up your license:
Applications will be processed within two working days from time of receipt. We ask for your patience during this time.
Both parties must have two pieces of proper identification* when applying for a marriage license. Both pieces of identification must include your birthdate, and at least one must include photo identification.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
All forms of identification must be in English or have a certified translation.
*Please note that Ontario Health Cards and Social Insurance Number (SIN) Cards are not acceptable forms of identification to apply for a marriage license.
No person under 16 years of age may be married. Anyone aged 16 or 17 wishing to apply for a marriage licence must have both parents or guardians fill out a consent form at the Clerks department at the time of application, with the exception of applicants who are widowed or divorced.
If a parent or guardian refuses to provide consent, application may be made to a judge for an order dispensing with consent. Contact the Clerks department for additional information.
If either applicant's previous marriage has been dissolved or annulled in Canada, the original certified copy or a certified true copy of the Final Decree, the Final Judgement or a Certificate of Divorce must be submitted to the Issuer of Marriage Licences. A Divorce Order or Decree Nisi is not acceptable. Certified copies can be obtained from the court that granted the divorce. Photocopies will not be accepted.
If either applicant's previous marriage has been dissolved or annulled outside Canada, authorization from the Registrar General's Office is required before a marriage licence may be issued. To obtain this authorization, the applicants, or a lawyer representing them, must submit:
These documents must be submitted to:
The Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, Ont.
We recommend you appear in person at the Clerks department to request these forms and obtain additional information.
If either applicant is a widow or widower, they are not required to produce a death certificate to obtain a marriage license.
Currently City Hall is not performing marriage ceremonies. Ceremonies may recommence in the fall.
It is important to ensure that your marriage is performed properly and legally. To access lists of religious officials who are registered to perform marriages, check the ServiceOntario website or call 1-800-461-2156.
For more information, contact the City of Brockville or the Office of the Registrar General.
Clerk’s Office City of Brockville
1 King Street West
Office of the Registrar General
P. O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-461-2156
Toronto and outside Ontario: 416-325-8305
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