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How to Apply?

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Note: at this time, permit applications are taking about two weeks to process. Please ensure your application is complete to avoid delays.

All applications available below may digitally signed and emailed to along with attached images for any plans. After you email us your filled-out application form, someone from SNBSC will contact you to set up fee payment (credit card, etc.) and to let you know if your forms have the required basic information. Incomplete applications cannot be processed so please see Application Checklist and consider the design details form for walls/roofs, etc. Development, construction, or sign installation, may only commence once you have been issued a valid permit or approval - a receipt from an application is not a permit.

Requirements for building permits other than houses:

  • Plans must be submitted as a .pdf
  • A code matrix is required for non-residential and all Part 3 occupancies. (Consider using our Matrix template)

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Types of Application Forms

  1. Building Permit Application Form (St. Stephen Only)
  2. Sign Permit Application
  3. Rezoning Application
  4. Variance Application
  5. Terms and Conditions
  6. Zoning Request Form
  7. Tentative Subdivision Application
  8. Electrical Waiver Application
  9. Agent Authorization Form

Application Fees

Development and Building Permit Costs: Saint Andrews, St. George, McAdam, Harvey and non-incorporated areas:

Building Permit=$25.00 + $5.00/thousand; Development Permit=$50.00

St. Stephen Building Permit costs:  Call our office for more information

Fees for non-incorporated Areas:

Service Fee
Parcel (adding to property) $200.00
Documents (deeds, leases, exemptions, easements, mortgages) $100.00
Zoning Confirmation / Development Approval $100.00
All Variances (dimensional, temporary use, similar use, development officer) $250.00
Non-Conforming Use Application $250.00
Terms & Conditions Application $250.00
Subdivision Type 1 $200.00 + $25.00/lot
Subdivision Type 2 (road or private access) $500.00 + $50.00/lot
Subdivision Re-application Administration Fee $100.00
Temporary Permit $250.00
Building Permit $25 + $5/$1000 estimated cost.
Rezoning $1500.00
Client Requested Special PRAC Meeting $500.00

Related Applications

The Province has mandated that any construction within 30 meters of a designated collector road of highway must first obtain a certificate of setback from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. A copy - which may not be the most up-to-date - of the  Application for Certificate Of Setback can be downloaded here.  Note: this must be submitted directly to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The Province has mandated that any soil disturbance within 30 meters of a designated wetland or watercourse must first obtain a Watercourse and Wetland Alteration ("WAWA") Permit from the Department of Environment and Local Government. Click here for the online WAWA permit application portal.