Building Department Offering Deck Construction Workshop

Published on: 2019/05/03 - in News

The City of Kingston’s building department will be offering a workshop to help residents make their plans when building a deck.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions on the permit application process at the workshop being held at 10am on Saturday, May 18 at the Home Depot at 606 Gardiners Rd.

According to Lisa Capener-Hunt, manager of building services for the City, the workshop will go over how to apply for a permit, design considerations and what building inspectors are looking for to ensure the safety of your structure.

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Building permits are required for decks that are going to be two feet above ground or higher and you will soon be able to apply for building permits using the City’s online DASH (development and services hub) portal at its Building Permits page.

How to create a DASH account for your application:

This workshop will also offer tips on how to apply for permits using DASH, the design considerations you should take into account, applicable zoning, and fees for building a deck in Kingston.

Visit the City’s Deck Construction page for more information.

Photo: Tim Fuller (cc)