Apply for a building permit

The Town of Amherst Building Inspector has authority to inspect houses and commercial buildings so as to ensure compliance with the plans, standards and regulations, and check workmanship. People want to live and work in safe places, so the Building Inspector ensures that construction meets codified requirements.

ONLINE FORMS

To fill out an online Building & Property Services Complaint Form, for complaints under the Dangerous & Unsightly Premises Policy, Solid Waste Bylaw, Land-Use Bylaw, Building Bylaw or Minimal Standards for Residential Occupanies, please go to: https://amherst.ca/building-and-property-services-complaint-form.html 

To fill out an online application for a Building, Development or Demolition Permit, please go to: https://amherst.ca/permit-application.html

FORMS

If you chose not to use the online forms and wish to download them in order to be, printed, filled out and returned later via normal mail or email, please click on the links below.

Building and property services complaint form

Building / Development Permit Guide

Building Permit Application

Demolition Permit Application

Deck forms

If you are building a deck, one of the forms below must be printed, filled out and returned to the town, with the building permit application, via regular mail or email.

NOTE: The design within the forms is for illustration and information purposes only. Each circumstance is unique, which may result in other designs being more applicable. The Town of Amherst is not liable for damages resulting from the design.

Detached Deck Plans

Attached Deck Plans

 

To request a building inspection, please contact:

Marc Buske, Building Official

Phone: (902) 694-2318
Fax: (902) 667-5409
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