In Kings County a building/development permit is required before starting any construction work. A permit is necessary to make sure minimum health and safety standards are met and that the proposed development conforms with the requirements of the Land Use Bylaws and the Provincial Building Code. During construction, Municipal Building Inspectors make periodic inspections to assure the owner of a building that those standards are met to protect you and your family.

Adaptable Housing - for permits applied for on or after September 1, 2019

Adaptable housing is adding features that make it easier and less costly to adapt to the specific needs of the resident(s) as their needs evolve without costly changes.

Features such as wider doors and corridors, reinforcement in the wall to allow for grab bar installation and lower plumbing roughin for kitchen sinks, electrical switches and receptacles that are at accessible heights are have minimal costs during initial construction. Click here for details

Proposed 2022 Nova Scotia Building Code Regulation Changes

For more information, please view the documents below.
Letter to Municipal Building Officials
Schedule A - Regulations Respecting the Nova Scotia Building Code

New Building Code Regulations - in effect as of January 1, 2020.
NPARC Codes: No account required
The difference between the Provincial Building Code and the Land Use By-Law