Building Services

A building permit or development permit is required throughout the Province for the construction of new buildings or structures as well as the demolition, relocation, alteration or replacement of an existing building or structure.

As the homeowner, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permit(s). If you choose to have your contractor take out the permit on your behalf, make sure that it’s done before the project gets started.

The primary role of the Development Permit / Building Permit is to protect the property owner and the community by assuring that the proposed development is in conformity with the objectives set out in the provincially adopted version of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada.

Submitting an Application for a Building / Development Permit

All applications must include the following:

  1. A set-back/access certificate from the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (email or call 506-643-7463).
  2. An approval to install an on-site septic system (contact a licensed installer).
  3. A civic number or confirmation of application for a civic number from New Brunswick 911 Bureau.
  4. Building location site plan showing: lot dimensions, proposed construction, distances from property lines, distances from nearby wetlands/watercourse, existing structures, existing or proposed driveway, and abutting roads.
  5. Building plans.
  6. The Property Identification Number (PID), available from your property tax bill or GeoNB;
  7. Approvals from other government agencies, if required (e.g. Watercourse or Wetland Alterations Permit)
  8. Any other requirements to certify conformity.
  9. Completed building permit application form.
  10. Applicable fees.

Application for Building / Development Permit (PDF)

Email completed form and documents to

Service Area

NOTE: As of January 1st, 2023, Musquash is serviced by the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission