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Whether you're looking to build your dream home, renovate, or just build a storage shed in the back yard, we're here to help.

Here are some of the things you'll need to get going: from permit forms, to a wide range of guides to help construct your project - big or small.

Building permit application form

This form is for construction taking place in the rural regions from Lepreau to Harvey, as well as the municipalities of St. George, Saint Andrews, McAdam and Harvey.

Application for building/development permit

St. Stephen Permit application

St. Stephen sign application

For other municipalities (Campobello, Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour) please contact your town/village office.

If your property is near a waterway, river or stream, you may need a permit from the provincial department of Environment. See the info here.


Check out our 20-page pamphlet, "Building for Climate Change."
This guide, aimed at helping homeowners and builders design (or renovate) with climate-change threats in mind, was produced by our Planning staff, with aid from the Environmental Trust Fund administered by the Province of New Brunswick.
Printed copies of this document can be obtained at our planning office.

Building guides

Better decks
Building for flood
Building for fire
Building for high wind
Beam info (and span tables)
Joist info (span tables)