Building

Step 1 Development Permit

Do I need a Development Permit?

No person shall use any land or erect, alter or use any building or structure or otherwise undertake any development unless a Development Permit has been issued.

No Development Permit shall be issued unless all the provisions of the By-law or the terms of a variance or development agreement relating to a proposed development is satisfied.

Application for Development Form

DescriptionDevelopment Fees
Application for a Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment, pursuant to the Municipal Government Act $1000 per application plus $500 for advertising
Application for a Land Use By-law Amendment, ( Text or Map)pursuant to the Municipal Government Act $500 per application plus $500 for advertising
Application for a development agreement or amendment to a development agreement, pursuant to the Municipal Government Act $700 per application plus $500 for advertising
Application for a Development Permit pursuant to the Town of Digby's Land Use By-law ( change of Use, small buildings, accessory uses) $50 per application
Application for a Development Permit pursuant to the Town of Digby's Land Use By-law ( Residential/Commercial activities to 2500 Sq. Ft) $100 per application
Application for a Development Permit pursuant to the Town of Digby's Land Use By-law ( All uses 2500 Sq. Ft and over) $150 per application
Application for a Minor Variance, pursuant to the Municipal Government Act $125 per application
Application for a Minor Variance, pursuant to the Municipal Government Act $50 per confirmation letter
Application for a Sign Permit $25 per application

If you need more information about development in the Town of Digby contact the Development Officer Tom Ossinger, CAO 902-245-4769

This may be your only step required. More information will be made available to you on step 2 after the development stage is complete.

Step 2 Building Permit

We currently share a building department with the Municipality of Digby located at 12548 Hwy 217-Seabrook - PO Box 429 Digby, NS B0V 1A0

For more information on building permits visit the Municipality of the Distirct of Digby's Building DepartmentBuilding Department.

Building Permit Application and Inspection Fees

Proposed ( Town of Digby)

DescriptionFees
New construction & Additions to Residential, buildings, community centres, cottages and churches $20 processing charge plus $0.10 per sq.ft. based on all usable floor area of the new construction or addition
New construction & Additions to Commercial, Industrial and other buildings not otherwise specified. $20 processing charge plus $0.14 per sq.ft. based on all usable floor area of the new construction or addition
Sheds, Decks , Shell Storage buildings, garages, barns and forestry or fishing buildings not designed for human occupancy $10 processing charge plus $0.05 per sq.ft. based on all usable floor area of the new construction or addition
Repairs, Renovations or Alterations to all Existing buildings $25 processing charge plus $2.00 per $1000 of estimated value of construction work
Location or Relocation of an existing structure or mobile home $75
Building or Structure Demolition $30

All square footage under this Section shall be calculated as follows:

  1. Buildings intended for human occupancy shall include all usable floor space;
  2. Buildings not intended for human occupancy shall be based on the area of the main floor only.

Fees, less processing charge, shall be refunded in situations where the application was not completed or the application was denied.

Related information can be found at Planning and Development.