All construction and renovations are required to have their appropriate permits. New businesses starting in the Town must have a business permit prior to occupying land or renting/leasing an area or building.
Notice to Residents
If you are looking to perform construction work or renovations please be advised that you must apply for Permits from the Town of Pouch Cove. Ensuring work is authorized and completed in accordance with Town permits can help prevent future issues and will aid in maintaining our community vision as we grow and develop our town.
If you are constructing or extending your home you will require a General Development or Extension permit. The permit will contain requirements that may vary based on a number of factors related to your property. It is also common for business owners, commercial property owners, or properties with pre-existing non-conformities to require Discretionary Use approvals before undertaking any development activity.
If you are planning any upcoming work, we would be happy to assist you if you give us a call at 709-335-2848. For residential projects, ask for Pam Wall, Town Clerk. For business or commercial projects, ask for Brian Peach, Chief Administrative Officer.
Fees are assessed based on the type of work being completed and the permits required. For detailed and official information on application fees please consult our Budget, Fees, & Legislation page but, in general the fee structure is:
|Accessory Building Permit||Includes: domestic garages, carports, ramps, sheds, swimming pools, greenhouses, cold frames, fuel sheds, vegetables storage cellars, shelters for domestic pets or radio and television antennae||$25 + $2/sqm|
|General Repairs, Fence, and Fixture Permit||Includes: fences, decks, siding, electrical work, plumbing work, interior structural work||FREE|
|Site Clearing, Landscaping, Driveways, and Excavation||Required when using heavy equipment on your property||FREE|
|Temporary Structure||Permission can be obtained to erect a temporary structure that will be removed within 6 months||FREE|