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Getting Started

Whether you're building a small deck for your home, or breaking ground on a completely vacant lot, make sure you have all the information you need before undergoing a construction project. The following pages include everything you need to get started on the right foot.

Interim Control By-law

Interim Control

The Interim Control By-law prohibits the erection of any structure, such as a boathouse, retaining wall, deck, fence, or sign in the shoreline area.

Construction on the Beach

Learn what's required for construction on a beach/shoreline.

Building on a Vacant Lot

Read Tiny's requirements for vacant lot development, including how to determine if a lot is "buildable".

Additions & Accessory Structures

Find information to assist with the process of building an addition or accessory structure (detached garage, shed or deck).

Severances

Sever land

Find resources to aid in determining if a property qualifies for severance.

Additional Dwelling Units

Check guidelines for additional dwelling units (second units) on your property.

Frequently Asked Questions