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Temporary Tents Installed during COVID-19
A building permit may be required for temporary tents installed during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your business is considering installing a tent, please review our Small Business Tent Approval Program Information Package. If you have any questions or to file the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Small Business Tent Approval.
For information on approvals for temporary patio extensions for bars, restaurants and breweries, please email email@example.com
Thanks to ePLAN, in 2020 Markham Building Standards continued to accept, review and issue building permit applications without experiencing any delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a summary of the outstanding environmental and application processing results.
The sewer connection between the house and the City storm and sanitary laterals must be accomplished by gravity flow only. Recently, there have been numerous occasions where a back slope towards the house has resulted in basement flooding. This Builder Tip was developed as Department policy to ensure positive gravity flow from the house to the City street laterals. Review this Builder Tip with your builder and surveyor for submission of the information on the sample drawings contained in the Builder Tip. These drawings will be required the day prior to requesting the sewer inspection.
On January 1, 2019, ePLAN became mandatory for all building permit applications. Last year, just under 3000 building permit applications were received, reviewed and issued electronically. See below for the incredible results achieved for both the environment and the improved processing of applications.