If you both cannot agree on the fence type and construction costs, this by-law requires your neighbour to pay only the ‘basic cost’ of building a simple 4-foot-high chain-link fence. If your neighbour refuses to pay his/her share of the ‘basic cost’, you can serve notice on your neighbour (by registered mail) requiring payment in compliance with this by-law, and he/she is legally required to pay within 30 days. Retaining walls higher than this, attached to a building, or located next to a public walkway, will have special restrictions. Markham to re-examine back yard room bylaw News Jul 23, 2009 Markham Economist & Sun The outdoor room: A back yard place to relax, entertain and enjoy the warm weather. The Property Standards By-law (248-1999) ensures that owners properly maintain their homes and properties so that our neighbourhoods will always be attractive, safe and healthy places in which to live. Cemeteries Regulation Unit may be reached by calling 416-326-8399. You do need a permit for all decks larger than this, for decks directly attached to your house, and for decks more than 600 millimetres (2’) above the ground. All Rights Reserved. Follow the links in each summary to a full, technical description of the by-law and to other useful areas on this website. The Medical Officer of Health will review the recommendations regarding masks and face coverings on a monthly basis and report if any changes are required before September 30. The City of Markham says this is perfectly acceptable because the water is dumping in their grass first, before it pours directly onto our property, and somehow, that means they are not actually discharging it onto our property, although where else the water could possibly go, they didn't explain. The by-law applies to all fences in Markham, except agricultural fences. Thunder Bay it is 21C (70F) year round. Anyone contravening the Tree Preservation By-law and found guilty of an offence will be subject to penalties. Election signs are subject to both municipal and regional sign bylaw regulations. Applications can take up to 30 days to process. – Mayor John Tory. Markham enacted its Tree Preservation By-law - regulating the destruction or injury of trees - for all properties on June 24, 2008. This application is used for both permit application and by-law exemptions. For more information visit toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofto. Other work that doesn’t require a building permit: all general painting and decorating plans, including putting up new kitchen or bathroom cupboards; and general maintenance including installing new roof shingles on your home. The City of Markham has submitted Cemetery By-law 2012-178 to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act 2002 for Bethel-Lunau Cemetery, Buttonville Cemeteary, Eckardt Cemetery, First Markham Baptist Cemetery, Hagerman West Cemetery, St. John's 5th Line Cemetery, and Thornhill Cemetery. Rood Midpoint: Maximum allowable roof midpoint is 4.3 metres (14 feet). From the plans, or instructions, determine what the finished length and width will be (in metres or feet). The previous Liberal government had intended to prohibit the consumption of cannabis on all public property but the Progressive Conservative government backtracked on that, introducing legislation which mirrored the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Beginning today, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Refer to Section 4 of the Tree Preservation By-law for the details of these exemptions. The administration in the Legislative Services Department act as a liaison with the members of the Markham’s Cemetery Board in matters of the annual budget, maintenance of the grounds and stones and the fees charged for lots and cornerstones. I encourage everyone to look out for one another by doing the right thing and wear a face covering.” Online Tree Permit Application or fill out the Tree Permit Application Form [PDF] and submit completed application in person to the Contact Centre, Unionville Entrance at the Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard. The Church was later moved and restored to become one of Markham's heritage buildings. … Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy, Stationary Business Licensing By-law 2012-158, Construction Related Tree Permit Application Process, Application to Permit Injury or Destruction of Trees, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Forestry), Markham Centre — South Unionville — Helen Avenue, Smoking and vaporizing do recreational cannabis is prohibited in all public places in Markham, Offenders may be subject it fines or penalties of up to $1000, Medical cannabis use is exempt from this by-lay and subject to relevant federal and provincial legislation, Facilities owned by the City of Markham including, arenas, community centres, libraries, parks and pools, All schools, daycare and other childcare facilities, Roads, sidewalks and municipal boulevards, Shopping centres and retail establishments. Markham By-law Enforcement Officers (Provincial Offences Officers) provide proactive enforcement services for all the City's regulatory and licensing by-law; except the Building Applicable By-law (see below). All Rights Reserved. You need a permit before cutting a tree with a diameter of 20 cm (8 inches) or more measured at 1.37 metres (54 inches) above the ground. Markham By-law Enforcement Officers (Provincial Offences Officers) provide proactive enforcement services for all the City's regulatory and licensing by-law; except the Building Applicable By-law (see below). Individual files are maintained for each cemetery within the Legislative Services Department. The provincial government has said that municipalities are free to pass bylaws further restricting where cannabis can be consumed, though Markham is the only GTA city to do so at this point. The City of Markham's Animal Control By-law requires that domestic pets be licensed, including cats and dogs. To apply for a licence or for more information, contact the City of Markham at 905.479.7782 or visit the Bylaw & Licencing counter at the Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard. John Button, a local landowner, donated land for a Wesleyan Methodist Church and burial ground, with a portion of the property set aside as a family burial site. By-law 641-2018 came into force June 20, 2018. This includes all detached or attached garages, carports, solariums and sunrooms, constructing a ‘separate suite’ or fully independent apartment within your house, structural alterations such as adding or removing a basement column or structural wall in a house, creating a dormer (a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof, usually with a vertical window in it), and raising a house to provide a full basement. Below is a brief overview of what does, and does not, require a building permit. Fences built across a natural or created waterway, such as a stream, must be designed to ensure this drainage feature is not blocked (contact By-law at 905-479-7782). From the front edge of your property back, properties with two interior side yards may build fences along their property lines, and along the back, up to 1.8 metres (6’) in height. Should you desire, you can build a fence along the rear of your property with .3 metre (1’) of lattice on top, as long as it does not exceed the maximum height. View Markham's Cannabis By-law (2018) [PDF]. “It has been clear from our residents that they weren’t happy with the new rules so we passed this bylaw in response to that.”. Editor's Note: By-law 641-2018 replaced Chapter 447, Fences, in its entirely. It is the final resting place for many of the area's original pioneer families and dates from 1830. The church was later replaced with a brick structure that was torn down in the 1920s. the City of Markham. The City of Markham’s building standards ensure a high level of quality in the design and construction of all our buildings and structures. (by the way, they moved the spout here to to stop the water from going in their basement. For further information, please call 905-477-5530 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday. (See Site Alteration By-law Summary for information about protecting drainage.). The Hagerman family, original settlers to the area, donated a church, that sat on the site beside the cemetery, which, at the time, had been the private burial grounds of the family. the City of Markham. The by-law was passed in 2010 as part of the anti-fortification response to, among other things, (biker) gang clubhouses that employed surveillance cameras for perimeter security purposes. The bylaw will also permit the temporary removal of a mask or face covering when receiving services, having a meal, or engaging in athletic or fitness activity. The City’s fence by-law is 277-97. Rood Midpoint: Maximum allowable roof midpoint is 4.3 metres (14 feet). Contractors that hold a licence are insured, identifiable and are familiar with Markham bylaws that regulate driveway construction. If you have a pool on your property, either above-ground or an in-ground style, in which the depth of the water at any point can exceed 0.6 metres (24”), it must be surrounded with a 1.2 metre (4’) fence before it is filled to protect children from the danger of drowning. The first recorded burial was of a man who fell from the steeple of the Church. Your front yard is generally the area of your yard that extends from the front edge of your home (or garage) forward to the street. The bylaw applies to all indoor spaces that are openly accessible to the public, including: Enforcement of the bylaw will focus on education and otherwise be complaint-based. Cannabis will become legal at the stroke of midnight but residents in at least one Greater Toronto Area community will face strict conditions on where they can light up. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. Replacing Appliances Adding air conditioning units or heat pumps to an existing system, or replacing an existing furnace or hot water heater, does not require a permit. The following is a brief and legal summary of the City of Markham's Noise By-law taken from the City's By-law Guide for Markham Homeowners. Replacing existing taps, tubs, toilets, or sinks does not require a permit, but adding new ones where there weren’t any before, or any work that alters or repairs the pipes in your home’s plumbing system, will require a building permit. Think of your property, and where your house sits on it. This division is also responsible for Enforcement of Parking Control. To confirm if a Contractor is licensed, please call 905.477.5530 or email us at You also need one if you plan to install a new ‘solid fuel burning appliance,’ for example a wood-burning stove or fireplace. The bylaw will not apply to apartment buildings and condominiums, child care facilities and schools, and areas that are not enclosed (i.e. Before you can get a building permit, the Building Standards Department will ask you for a lot of very specific information. Replacing an existing furnace with the same kind does not require a permit, but if you want to change your furnace to another fuel source, such as changing from electric to natural gas, you need a building permit.