You may need a Planning Permit, a Building Permit or both to build a pergola on your property.


Use the Construct a pergola guide to find out which permits you need for your project.

  • Begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time.  
  • You may be asked to measure the area or width of the pergola, or refer to the site plan to see the position of the pergola relative to the building.
  • When prompted, exit the guide and apply for the permits relevant to your project.
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