A building permit is required for a deck higher than 0.6 metres (2 feet) above average ground level or any deck which will eventually support an enclosed structure with a roof such as a sun room, family room, etc.

Regardless of whether or not the deck is attached to the house or any other structure on the property, a building permit is required, as noted above.

For further information, please view the Deck brochure or consult with Building Department staff.

For more information on Building Permits including fees, inspections, applications, and FAQs refer to the General Building Permit Information page. Applications and inquiries can be submitted to building@sarnia.ca.