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INSPECTION SERVICES

Construction, Renovations, Extensions & Repairs of Buildings

All new construction, renovations, extensions and repairs of buildings in the City of Mount Pearl require a permit from the City.  Applications for permits are available at the Planning and Development Department, City Hall, 3 Centennial Street or can be downloaded online from this website.  Completed applications can be forwarded to the office by mail or fax to 748-1111.

 

Upon receipt of a completed application, the following procedure will be followed:

 

For general repairs, fences, accessory buildings, renovations, the application will be passed directly to a City Inspector who will review the application along with any associated documents required and issue the permit if all City requirements are met.

 

If the permit has been paid for in advance the inspector will deliver, mail out or call the applicant to pick up the permit. If the permit has not been paid for, a call will be placed to the applicant to pay for and pick up the permit. Exceptions to this process occur when variances to city regulations such as a change in setback or sideyard requirement is requested. In these cases, a variance application must be submitted to the Planning and Development Department for review and approval of requested variances. Should the construction involve a subdivision of land or change in land boundaries, the application will need further processing prior to issuing a permit of approval.

 

Residential

All residential construction in the City of Mount Pearl requires a permit.  All applications received are referred to the City Inspector for review for compliance with city development and building regulations.  If in compliance, a building permit will be issued. 

 

If the permit has been paid for in advance the inspector will deliver, mail out or call the applicant to pick up the permit. If the permit has not been paid for, a call will be placed to the applicant to pay for and pick up the permit. Exceptions to this process occur when variances to City regulations such as a change in setback or sideyard requirement is requested. In these cases, a variance application must be submitted to the Planning and Development Department for review and approval of requested variances. Should the construction involve a subdivision of land or change in land boundaries, the application will need further processing prior to issuing a permit of approval.

 

For general repairs, fences, accessory buildings and renovations, the application will be passed directly to a City Inspector who will review the application along with any associated documents required and issue the permit if all City requirements are met.

 

Commercial & Industrial Construction

All commercial and industrial construction in the City of Mount Pearl requires a permit.  All applications received are reviewed by the Planning Services Division for compliance with City planning, land use and zoning regulations and where required, issuance of a development permit.  Upon completion of that process, the application is then referred to the Inspection Services Division (City Inspector ) for review and issuance of required permits.  Any construction covered under Part 3 of the National Building Code and those that exceed the tables of Part 9 of the National Building Code will require engineering stamped drawings.  Fire, Life Safety and Building Accessibility require the approval of Government Services Centre prior to the issuance of a building permit.  Any questions regarding these requirements should be directed to the Inspection Services Division for clarification.

 

If the permit has been paid for in advance, the City Inspector will mail out or call the applicant to pick up the permit.  If the permit has not been paid for, a call will be placed to the applicant to pay for and pick up the permit.

 

Electrical

All electrical work within the City will require an Electrical Permit from the Government Service Centre.


Service NL
Government Service Centre, Operations Division
5 Mews Place, P. O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6
Tel:  709-729-2498
E-mail:  gsinfo@gov.nl.ca

See link to "Government Service Centre" website above for the "Electrical Contractor's Application/Annual Renewal Form" (available via "Electrical Contractor's Registration Certificate").


Plumbing

All plumbing work within the City requires plumbing permits and certification by a qualified journeyman plumber licensed to work within the City of Mount Pearl.  Application for plumbing permits, plumbing contractors license, plumber's certification and plumbing permit fees can be viewed on this site.

 

Occupancy Permit

All occupancies of buildings within the City will require an Occupancy Permit prior to the occupancy of the building.  A final inspection is required to ensure compliance to all regulations, codes and requirements prior to issuance of an Occupancy Permit.


Mount Pearl Building Regulations

Permits and Guidelines 

Permit Application Form must be completed for all construction.  (Online Submission
 

New Home Construction

 

New Commercial Construction


Demolition of Existing Residential and Commercial Buildings

 

Plumbing Permit Package for Residential and Commercial Development (Information and Forms)

 

Signs and Advertisements

 

Compliance Requests

 
Credit Card Authorization Form
 

The primary contacts for Inspection Services are:

  

 
Mike Follett, City Inspector
Tel:  709-748-1020
Fax:  709-748-1111
E-mail:  mfollett@mountpearl.ca

Don Kelly, City Inspector
Tel:  709-748-1145
Fax: 709-748-1111
E-mail: dkelly@mountpearl.ca

Dave Eveleigh, City Inspector
Tel:  709-748-4926
Fax:  709-748-1111
E-mail:  develeigh@mountpearl.ca

Cassandra Roberts, City Inspector
Tel:  709-748-1041
Fax:  709-748-1111
E-mail:  croberts@mountpearl.ca


Julia Schwarz, Manager of Planning and Inspection Services

Tel:  709-748-1151         Fax:  709-748-1111

E-mail:  jschwarz@mountpearl.ca


Stephen Jewczyk, Director of Planning and Development

Tel:  709-748-1029

Fax:  709-748-1111

E-mail:  sjewczyk@mountpearl.ca

 

 

Complete list of contacts for the Planning and Development Department

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