Carports & Garages


Construction of an attached or detached garage, a carport, or an addition to a garage or carport or enclosing a carport requires a building permit.

For minimum setback requirements, contact a zoning technician with the  Planning and Building Services department of the City of St. Catharines.


Two sets of complete construction drawings, drawn to scale, must accompany all applications for permits.

When a permit has been issued, City building inspectors conduct inspections for the levels of construction outlined on the issued permit. However, for complex projects and some minor projects a schedule of inspections may be required to be arranged with the local inspector. 


Inspections, depending on the construction being done, may include some or all of the following stages: footings prior to pouring concrete, foundations prior to backfilling, framing, insulation, final/occupancy.

It is the responsibility of the owner, or his or her agent, to call for inspections during certain stages of project construction. 

To arrange an inspection, please contact the Planning and Building Services department at least 48 hours in advance to schedule the date for the inspector to visit your project.


See the 2019 Schedule of Rates and Fees. Go to pages 51 - 62 for Planning and Building Services.

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