- Can be built up to both the side and rear property lines
- No permits are required for patios.
Covered patios and decks are considered part of the footprint of your house. For most properties, the total site coverage of all buildings on the lot can range from 40-45 per cent. You can find the maximum site coverage for your zone in The City's Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 4 - Residential Districts and Regulations (pdf).
Depending on the type of cover you plan to build over your patio, the following permits will be needed:
- Open aired roof, such as a pergola, will not require a Development Permit, but will require a Building Permit if it is attached to the house
- Solid roof, will need both a Development Permit and a Building Permit
Any type of cover on a ground level patio may project one half of the minimum side yard requirement for the zone. Typically, it must be a minimum of 0.75m (2'5") from any property line.