Starting a Project?
Our Department provides a range of services that begin at the development concept stage and move through to turn-key at the end. The first step for anyone starting a project is to do a review of the Municipal Planning Strategy and the Land Use By-law to understand what is permitted and what conditions may apply. In some areas of Town our built heritage is protected and supported through the Antigonish Design Guidelines.
Whether it’s a new fence, or a new building, your project will likely require Development and Building Permits. Permits may also be required for repairs, alterations and demolition projects. The intention of these permits is to ensure that minimum required safety standards are met, and that a high quality built environment is maintained for you and your neighbours. For smaller projects, such as garden sheds, decks or solar panels, we suggest a review of our Permit Guides.
If your project requires a change to your water service, storm drainage, driveways, sidewalk or boulevard adjacent to your property you will require a Municipal Services Permit. A change to your electrical service will require an Electrical Permit.
Click here to learn about the fees that may be associated with your project.
NOTICE: Temporary process for Building Permits and Inspection
The Town of Antigonish is making some changes, on an interim basis, that will affect your projects. There will be some change in the level of service typically provided by the Town, but we intend to continue to provide high quality building related services in a timely fashion. For more information, please read the following pdf letter from our Acting Director of Planning (376 KB) .
The Town of Antigonish has produced helpful guides to assist our residents and developers in understanding the permitting process.
- pdf New Homes (6.42 MB)
- pdf Renovations (7.36 MB)
- pdf Detached Accessory Buildings (6.82 MB) (e.g. Sheds, workshops, etc.)
- pdf Decks (7.24 MB)
- pdf Pools (7.32 MB)
- pdf Solar Collectors (4.86 MB)
Frequently Asked Questions
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