Use the following list of drawings as a guide when preparing drawings for submission for a building permit under Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code, which does not require professional design. Any project that requires design by an Architect and/or a Professional Engineer (Part 3 Buildings, such as, assembly, institutional, or large buildings over 600 sq.m. and multiple dwellings) will require a more comprehensive drawing to illustrate compliance with the Ontario Building Code.
The Designer that prepares the permit drawings must provide sufficient information to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code.
As of January 1, 2005, Designers will be required to show proof of meeting the qualifications required by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
It may be possible to combine certain drawings with others, as long as all necessary design information is provided (e.g., plumbing, mechanical, wood truss & electrical services).
location of all existing and proposed buildings, including the location and design of fire department access routes
setbacks to lot lines must be clearly shown
existing and proposed drainage patterns should be illustrated (provide geodetic elevation if in a flood plain or plan of subdivision)
proposed means of storm water disposal (from foundation drains and rainwater leaders) must be illustrated
plan must be to scale and show all property boundaries, easements, right of ways, adjacent road & water bodies, as well as the location of the sewage system
all rooms must be labeled to illustrate their intended use
locations of doors, windows, plumbing fixtures and stairs must be clear
structural information for the roof or floor above may be illustrated on the floor plans for simple projects, as well as mechanical and electrical information. The plans must be to scale, with a separate plan for each storey, including the basement. If the project is an addition, then the layout of the existing floor is also required
soil conditions and water table
size and type of materials used for the foundation
location of all footings, including column and pier footings
location and type of any required drainage should be illustrated; the location of plumbing and electrical services can be added on this drawing
for simple projects the framing can be shown on the floor plans
size, type and location of all structural members must be clear
spans for beams should be indicated
specifications for engineered lumber must be provided (e.g., truss layout drawing)
all loads must be safely transferred to the foundations; sufficient information must be provided on the drawings to verify this
may be illustrated on the floor plans for simple projects; roof slope and any roof mounted equipment must be shown
preliminary engineered truss system designs from the manufacturer must be included for permit approval followed by the detailed designs prior to the final framing inspection
Section and Details
cross sections will illustrate all materials that make up the wall, floor, and roof systems. Adequate information shall be included to be able to determine the location of the following: insulation, air barriers, vapor barriers, structural members, sheeting, backfill height, stairs, bracing and required connections, fireplace details, and clearances
show proposed grade at each elevation of the building; windows, doors, roof slopes, decks, chimneys, etcetera, should be clearly illustrated
Electrical Service Plan
indicate location of lights, smoke alarms, carbon switch monoxide detectors, switching, and other electrical components required under the Ontario Building Code
Approval is required from the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority for a waste disposal system for a new house, cottage, sleep cabin, addition, or change of use, prior to the issuance of a building permit. For more information, call the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority at (705) 746-7566 or visit http://www.nbmca.on.ca ⇒ online.
Docks & Boathouses
View the Ontario operational statement for dock and boathouse construction ⇒, call Oceans and Fisheries in Parry Sound at (705) 746-2196, or obtain a copy of the operational statement from the Municipal Office.