COVID-19 Update – January 13, 2021
The Province has declared a second state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a province-wide stay at home order begins Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, temporary changes to a number of municipal programs and services are expected to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11.
Tom Davies Square will remain open by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public access is limited to the main floor, including the public washrooms. Residents should avoid all non-essential visits to Tom Davies Square. Many services are available online or over the phone, and residents are asked to first contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) to see if there’s an alternative to an in-person visit. A full list of online services can be found at www.greatersudbury.ca/eservices.
COVID-19 Permit Submission Process
Option 1 – To schedule an appointment for drop-off or for more information call 705-674-4455 ext 4278. Residents attending Tom Davies Square for appointments will be screened, as per Public Health guidelines.
Option 2 – Electronic Submission. Please fill out our Building Application Form. Please see the checklists to understand what type of documents you will need for your type of construction, this will also help with an electronic submission (print fees will apply).
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Section 8 (2) of the Ontario Building Code Act S.O. 1992 authorizes the Chief Building Official (CB0) to issue a conditional permit for any stage of construction even though all the requirements to obtain a permit have not been met.
If the CBO determines that such requirements would cause unreasonable construction delays, the applicant would be required to enter into an agreement with the City prior to receiving the conditional permit.
Certain conditions such as a time frame for obtaining the necessary approvals and provisions to apply in the event the approvals are not obtained would form part of the agreement.
Steps to be taken by applicant if conditional permit is required:
A formal request to obtain a conditional building permit must be made to the City's Chief Building Official
Demonstrate to CBO that unreasonable construction delays would occur if a conditional permit is not granted
For additional information concerning the use of conditional permits to allow for early construction starts, contact the office of the Director of Building Services and the Chief Building Official at (705) 674-4455, ext. 4282.