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2016 FINAL RESIDENTIAL TAX BILLING

PROPERTY CLASSES invoiced on this FINAL TAX BILLING: 

Residential, Farmlands & Managed Forests

INSTALLMENT DUE DATES:

Monday, July 4, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016


PAYMENT OF THE FINAL BILLING MAY BE MADE AS FOLLOWS:

  • City Hall, 60 East Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  After Hours - Mail Slot at front entrance closest to Cross Street, by CHEQUE ONLY.
     
  • Chartered Banks, Caisse Populaire, Credit Union, Trust Companies.  Payments accepted on or before installment due date only.
     
  • Please take advantage of our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.  Information available here or at City Hall.

LATE PAYMENTS are subject to Penalty at 1.25% per month, applicable on the first day after due date.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes and penalties.

 

Steve Zorbas, CPA, CMA, B. Comm, DPA
General Manager, Corporate Services/ Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED

WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?

  • A PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT A BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR SEPTIC SYSTEM
     
  • CONSTRUCTION CAN INCLUDE ANYTHING IN THE ERECTION, INSTALLATION OR EXTENSION OR MATERIAL ALTERATION OR REPAIR OF A BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR SEPTIC SYSTEM
     
  • CHANGE OF USE OF A BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR SEPTIC SYSTEM
     
  • DEMOLITION OF A BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR SEPTIC SYSTEM
     
  • OCCUPANCY OF UNFINISHED BUILDING
     
  • TRANSFER OF PERMIT

The following building projects require permits:

  • NEW BUILDINGS
    • over 107 square feet (10m2) in area
  • ACCESSORY BUILDINGS
    • over 107 square feet (10m2) in area (i.e. detached garages, tool sheds, etc.)
  • PLUMBING
    • alterations to, or new, plumbing systems
    • installation, replacement or repair of private water services and private sewer laterals
  • DECKS (WOOD AND OTHER MATERIALS)
    • greater than 24” (600mm) above ground
    • any deck serving as principal entrance to a building
    • any roofed deck
    • deck serving a swimming pool
  • ADDITIONS/EXTENSIONS
    • to all existing buildings (i.e. sunrooms, porches, carports, garages, dormers, second storeys, additions to accessory buildings, etc.), even if the addition is less than 107 square feet
  • RENOVATIONS
    • skylights, patio doors, rec rooms, renovations to commercial/ industrial, tenant renovations, etc.
  • CHANGE OF USE
    • to a use with an increased hazard will require a permit, even though no construction is proposed (i.e. from office to retail)
  • STRUCTURAL ALTERATION
    • removing load bearing walls, beams or columns, repairing or reconstructing basement walls, foundations, floors, joists, under pinning, roof structures, etc.
  • PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS
    • over 107 square feet (10m2) in area (i.e. portable classrooms, kiosks, garages, tool sheds, patio roofs/enclosures, etc.)
  • FARM BUILDINGS
    • barns, sheds, greenhouses, silos, etc.
  • MOBILE HOMES
     
  • FIREPLACES AND STOVES
    • wood stoves, solid fuel burning appliances, chimneys, etc.
  • MATERIAL ALTERATIONS
    • alterations to, or new, fire separations (i.e. fire rated ceilings, walls or floors)
    • alterations to, or new, exit facilities
    • alterations to, or new, fire protection systems (i.e. fire alarms, sprinklers, standpipe and hose systems, etc.)
    • alterations to, or new, weeping tile systems
  • HVAC
    • (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) alterations to, or new HVAC systems
  • STRUCTURES DESIGNATED BY BUILDING CODE
     
  • TENTS
    • over 645 square feet (60 m2) in area
  • BUILDINGS RELOCATED OR MOVED
     
  • SEWAGE SYSTEMS
    • septic tanks, leaching beds, holding tanks
  • SIGNS
    • permanent signs over 12.9 square feet (1.2m2) in area, or over 8.2 feet (2.5m) in height
    • temporary signs over 64.5 square feet (6m2) in area, or over 8.2 feet (2.5m) in height

NOTES:

The above list should not be considered all inclusive.  There may be other situations which require a permit and if your project is not mentioned or you are not certain whether a permit is required, please contact your Building Department.

All buildings are required to meet certain restrictions as to building locations as set out in the applicable Zoning By-law.  These restrictions apply whether a Building Permit is required or not.

How can I find out more?

Contact: The City of Welland
Infrastructure and Development Services
Building Division

60 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3X4

Tele: 905-735-1700
Fax: 905-735-8772
Email: devserv@welland.ca

or visit

Permits Q & A webpage for more information

 

 

 

REMINDER TALL GRASS AND WEEDS

Pursuant to the Clean Yards By-law 10727, as amended, please be advised that section 3.7 states:

Every owner of grounds, yard or vacant lands in the City of Welland shall cut, trim or remove the grass and weeds whenever the growth of the grass or weeds exceeds six (6) inches in height.

The By-law Enforcement Officer prior to taking any remedial action will give the owner notice by ordinary mail, registered mail or hand delivered to the address of the owner according to the last revised Assessment Roll of the subject property or the notice may be posted at the subject property, and such service shall be deemed good and sufficient service.

ONLY ONE WARNING NOTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED PER YEAR FOR EACH PROPERTY THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE BY-LAW. THEREAFTER THE PROCESS WILL PROCEED DIRECTLY TO CUTTING THE PARCEL PROVIDING THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

All contractor costs and a $90.00 administration fee will be charged against the subject property.

Complaints and inquiries should be directed to the By-law Enforcement Division at 905-735-1700 extension 2259.

 

 

ARE YOU SELLING YOUR PROPERTY?

Call  City of Welland staff to arrange for a meter inspection at 905-735-1700 ext #3000 prior to the closing date.   Please register a minimum of 48 hours in advance for the inspection.

A few facts to keep in mind are :  

  • Inspections are conducted Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Property owner or representative must be present for inspection
  • Cost of the Meter Inspection is $50.00, payable by the vendor upon closing
  • If the meter is found to be tampered, the vendor will be responsible for the following charges:
    • $500.00 tampering fee for residential properties
    • $1,000.00 tampering fee for commercial properties
    • $5,000.00 tampering fee for industrial properties
    • plus cost of the meter replacement

 

 

DID YOU KNOW
RE:  CONSTRUCTION/PERMITS

  1. There are Laws governing the size, location and construction of:
    • decks, porches
    • sheds
    • main buildings and alterations
    • small accessory buildings
    • sewer and water laterals.
  2. A Permit is required by Law prior to constructing, altering or demolishing any of the above-noted structures.
     
  3. Constructing or altering a structure without a Permit can result in numerous problems including:
    • complaints from neighbours
    • not conforming with the Building Codes
    • difficulty selling the property
    • putting yourself at liability should an injury occur to someone (visiting your property) as a result of a structure not conforming to the Building Code
    • extra cost in having to reconstruct the structure according to the Zoning By-law and Building Code
    • insurance protection nullification
    • extra Permit fees
    • possible demolition of structure. 
  4. Permits for plumbing and demolition can usually be obtained within a few business days, provided the necessary information is submitted.

Before you begin your project, please call the City of Welland, Infrastructure and Development Services - Building Division at 905-735-1700, Extension 2251 or 2257 or visit us at 60 East Main Street, 2nd Floor or visit our building webpages for more information.

DO IT RIGHT!
GET A PERMIT!