Building Permits

The Fredericton building permits process is in place to make sure that all relevant health, safety and accessibility standards are met. This rigorous process works to protect building owners, building occupants, future owners, and the community.

Building permits must be obtained before you start work on a new building, an addition, or any alterations to an existing building that is significant in nature. Permits, and subsequent inspections, help ensure that all work meets National Building Code standards, as well as other regulations and standards.

Since the building permit process is complicated, applicants are encouraged to contact the City of Fredericton Building Inspection Division to discuss project details and to determine required documentation or plans prior to applying for a Permit. The building inspection counter is located on the ground floor of Fredericton City Hall.

Once the building permit is issued, you can monitor your building permit application status, track inspection results and make payments for all permit types, using the account information provided during the building permit application process.

See Related Documents, at right, for an application, and other related files.

Building Permit fees and associated deposits are due at the time of application, and may be paid by cash, credit card or cheque.

Building Permit Fees:

  • Building Permit fee: $8 per $1,000 worth of construction value, with construction value rounded up to the next thousand for calculation.
  • Curb Cut fee: $75 per meter + tax (minimum 2 meter cut). This is a set fee for lineal work performed, with no adjustment except as required for changes in the amount of curb cut or constructed.
  • Curb Replacement fee: $145 per meter + tax. This is a set fee for lineal work performed, with no adjustment except as required for changes in the amount of curb constructed.