Damage Deposits

Attention: Residential Contractors, ICI Contractors & Swimming Pool Contractors

At the end of 2018, the City will no longer collect damage deposit fees with building permit and swimming pool permit applications.

Commencing January 1, 2019, the City’s Operations department, at their discretion, will conduct an inspection to determine if damage has occurred as a result of a construction project.

Operations will invoice the property owner for any damage that has occurred to City property. Fortunately damage to City property has not happened often in the past.

Existing projects with damage deposits will be evaluated during the first 6 months of 2019 and further communication will occur after that time.

We believe relieving the requirement to submit damage deposit fees with permit applications will simplify the process for business owners and homeowners to construct their projects in Guelph.

For more information

Jeremy Laur, Program Manager of Permit Services
Building Services
519-837-5615 extension 2379
jeremy.laur@guelph.ca