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BUILDING AND HOUSING LICENSING

General Number: (708) 331-4905 ext 314

Fax Number: (708) 331-9250

Email:Housing@cityofmarkham.net

TyWayne Wilson – Director Ext. 316

OUR MISSION:To provide exceptional customer service while maintaining the welfare, health and safety of all individuals in the community. In addition ensure that all residence and businesses are in compliance with city ordinances, codes and procedures.

BUSINESS LICENSESare required for all businesses in the City and fees are based on the type of activity conducted by the establishment.SEE FORMS PAGE FOR APPLICATION

BUILDING PERMITSare required for fences, roofs, exterior alterations, remodeling, etc., whether done by a contractor or homeowner. Certain planned work or additions may require a petition to the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals, for a variation in use. It is a good idea to check with the Building Department before you do any extensive re-

modeling. If you hire a contractor, be certain he is bonded and licensed or your work may be subject to a STOP ORDER by the Building Inspector.

A pre-sale inspection is required on all houses sold to new owners. Inspections are also Required whenever there is a change of tenants, in a house that is rented or leased. Homes that are rented or leased are subject to an annual inspection. Inspection fees must be paid when the inspection appointment is made with the Building Department All violations must be corrected to conform to the Housing Code.

In an effort to continue to strive to achieve the highest standards for the City of Markham every resident is called upon to maintain their residence in a clean and safe condition. It is the responsibility of the residents to adhere to the City of Markham’s codes.

HOUSE INSPECTIONS:A pre-sale inspection is required on all houses sold to new owners. Inspections are also Required whenever there is a change of tenants, in a house that is rented or leased. Homes that are rented or leased are subject to an annual inspection. Inspection fees must be paid when the inspection appointment is made with the Building Department All violations must be corrected to conform to the Housing Code.

NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION

In an effort to continue to strive to achieve the highest standards for the City of Markham every resident is called upon to maintain their residence in a clean and safe condition. It is the responsibility of the residents to adhere to the City of Markham’s codes.