|Q: Do I need a fence around my pool?|
|A: Fences of a minimum of 1.2 meters (3.93 feet) in height are needed for pools that have the depth of 0.75 meters (2.46 feet) or more. All fences require a building permit. For further information refer to Julia Conklin, Chief Building Official at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.|
|Q: What is the maximum fence height in a residential zone?|
|A: The maximum fence height in any front or exterior side yard is 1 metre (2.32 feet) and 1.9 metres (6.23 feet) in any other yard. All fences require a building permit. For further information refer to Julia Conklin, Chief Building Official at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.|
|Q: What does a building permit cost?|
|A: A building permit will cost $60 for the first $1,000 and $12 for every $1,000 after the total estimated cost. Construction valued at over $200,000 will be at a reduced cost. For further information refer to Julia Conklin, Chief Building Official at 613-267-3311, extension 2232 or Pete Echlin, Building Inspector at 613-267-3311, extension 2267.|
|Q: When do I not need a building permit?|
|A: Generally, permits are not required for:
If you are unsure please call Town Hall. For further information refer to Julia Conklin, Chief Building Official at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.
|Q: How do I obtain a building permit?|
|A: An application for building permit is available at Town Hall, at 80 Gore Street East or online. The application must be filled out, fees paid in full and two complete copies of the plans must be submitted including:
For further information refer to Julia Conklin, Chief Building Official at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.
|Q: Does the Town of Perth have an Animal Control By-Law Officer?|
|A: Anita Stuart is the Town of Perth's Animal Control By-Law Officer. She can be reached at 613-257-9998 (phone) or 613-267-9337 (pager). For further information, please contact the Fire Chief at 267-3311, extension 2266.|
|Q: Where does the money from parking tickets go?|
|A: Revenue from parking tickets is used to cover the costs of parking bylaw enforcement, parking lot maintenance and improvements. For further information refer to Julia Conklin at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.|
|Q: Why isn't there a ten-minute parking area for dropping off or picking up patients at the hospital?|
|A: All parking at the hospital is administered by the hospital. They can be contacted at 613-264-0638.|
|Q: Can I purchase a day-long parking pass?|
|A: Daily parking is available at $1.00 per hour. Contractors can purchase a day permit for $2.00. Permits are available for longer periods of time. Monthly passes are available for use in the municipal lots. Special events passes are also available. Please contact Eric Cosens at 613-267-3311, extension 2235 or the By-law Office at extension 2245.|
|Q: I feel I have been unfairly treated by the Bylaw Officers. Who can I speak to about my situation?|
|A: The Bylaw Supervisor is Mike Benoit. He can be reached at 613-267-3311, extension 2245. Julia Conklin supervises the Bylaw Enforcement Team. She can be reached at 613-267-3311, extension 2232. If Julia is unavailable, you can contact Eric Cosens at 613-267-3311, extension 2235.|
|Q: Where does the money from Provincial Offences go?|
|A: The money is returned to the jurisdiction in which the charge was laid.|
|Q: What do you mean I am parked? I am only stopped.|
|A: By-law Part 1 Definitions, Item 21: Park or parking when prohibited means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. For further information, refer to Julia Conklin at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.|
|Q: Can I move to a new location within my two hours of free parking within the free parking area?|
|A: A vehicle can be moved to a new location in the Business Improvement Area (BIA) within two hours but that does not extend the two-hour limit and the vehicle cannot come back into the downtown BIA complimentary parking area within five (5) hours from the time the vehicle was initially parked. The Complimentary Parking Program is provided by the Town of Perth and the Downtown Heritage BIA. For further information contact the By-law office at 613-267-3311, extension 2245 or the Parking Manager at 2232.
If you need more than two (2) hours of parking please use one of parking lots (see attached map) in the following locations: Wilson Street Lot # 1 (access on Wilson Street just south of Foster Street) , the Code's Mill Lot (next to the Wilson Street # 1 lot), the Herriott Street #1 Lot (next to the Library), the Herriott Street # 2 lot (behind the Museum - enter across from Herriott Lot #1), The Tay Basin Lot (between Gore Street and Drummond at the Crystal Palace) Please note that there is an 8-hour parking limit in all lots.
|Q: If I have an accessible parking permit do I have to pay to park?|
|A: Persons who have an accessible parking permit in the vehicle do not have to pay in the parking lots or at street meters. They are entitled to park for up to four (4) hours in the lots and two (2) hours on the street. An accessible parking permit does not allow you to park illegally in fire lanes, loading zones, etc. For further information refer to Julia Conklin at 613-267-3311, extension 2232.|