Step 5: Finalizing & Closing Your Permit

Every building permit that has been issued, must also be closed (finalized). The responsibility of closing or finalizing a building permit is that of the permit applicant or property owner. In some cases this person is the homeowner and in other cases it could be a housing developer. Permits can only be closed (finalized) when all inspections have passed and any necessary reports have been received. 

Homeowners

The impact of not closing (finalizing) a permit could result in the following complications:

  • May impact or hold up the sale of your home
  • May impact the ability for you to receive or negotiate home insurance
  • May impact the ability for you to remortgage or refinance your home
  • May impact that ability for you to apply for a future building permit
  • Your lot grading deposit will not be reimbursed. If you’ve made a lot grading deposit, that deposit will remain with the Town until your building permit has been closed, once your permit has been closed (finalized) the Town will reimburse your lot grading deposit.

Developers

The impact of not closing (finalizing) a permit could result in the following complications:

  • Your lot grading deposit will not be reimbursed. If you’ve made a lot grading deposit, that deposit will remain with the Town until your building permit has been closed, once your permit has been closed (finalized) the Town will reimburse your lot grading deposit.