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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A demolition permit is required before you take down all or part of a building.
- Demolition permit application (PDF 28.35 KB)
- The applicant must submit a Letter of Authorization (PDF 35 KB) from the property owner if applying on the owner's behalf.
The process is much the same as for a building permit; however, your application may be affected by special situations. For example, if a building has historical or architectural significance, it may be designated as a heritage building under the Ontario Heritage Act and Council approval from the City of Greater Sudbury will be required. In some cases, you must hire a professional engineer to oversee the demolition
The basic minimum fee for a demolition permit is:
- $108 for regular buildings or
- $143 if building exceeds 3 storeys in building height or 6,458 square foot (under section 188.8.131.52(1) of Ontario Building Code).
Clearance from the City of Greater Sudbury and following utilities must be obtained and submitted to Building Services before your demolition permit application can be processed and a permit issued.If you are fully or partially demolishing a structure contact Building Services at 705-674-4455, Ext. 4278 for more information.
To verify if the building is protected under the Heritage Act:
Real Estate Section
Tom Davies Square
200 Brady St
705-674-4455, Ext. 4373
To locate sewers and water mains or for the disconnection of water service:
City Engineering Services
Sewer & Water
Tom Davies Square 200 Brady St
705-674-4455, Ext. 4253
6-1-1 to have service disconnected
Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.
If you reside in Capreol, Coniston, Falconbridge or Sudbury - to confirm hydro service is to be disconnected go to 500 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario
If you reside in Garson, Skead, Wahnapitae OR in the areas of Onaping Falls, Rayside-Balfour, Valley East and Walden, contact 1-888-664-9376
1-888-774-3111 to have service retired. Building Services will fax Union Gas to confirm service has been retired.
Please provide as much lead time as possible, at least one (1) week before you dig. Have a pen ready as you will be given some information you need to write down for future reference.