Penetanguishene and Midland are proposing to align building permit fees and charges in both towns.
The two municipalities have jointly provided enforcement of the Ontario building code since 2015 and recently extended this agreement until 2021. The next step of this process is to adjust the fees.
“As part of a harmonization of enforcement and administration between the two towns, we are both proposing to amend our fees for building permits in order to make them identical in both municipalities,” said Andrea Betty, director of planning and community development for the Town of Penetanguishene.
The majority of the proposed changes will result in decreases to Penetanguishene building fees. This includes the price of a deck, which will go down by…