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Permits & Regulations

Construction projects in New Brunswick may need to secure permits at the municipal, provincial or federal government level depending on the type of project proposed.

To help provide a general understanding of the types of authorizations or permits required for a construction project, please see the following chart which breaks down common permits and authorizations from a federal, provincial and municipal level.

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To inquire about permits and authorizations that may be required for your proposed project, please contact the following organizations:


City of Saint John
T: 506 658-2911          W:

Town of Rothesay
T: 506 848-6600          W:

Town of Quispamsis
T: 506 849-5749          W:

Town of Grand Bay-Westfield
T: 506 738-6409          W:

Village of St. Martins
T: 506 833-2010          W:


New Brunswick Department of Environment
T: 506 453-2690          W:

New Brunswick Department of Health
T: 506 457-4800          W:


Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Atlantic Canada Office
T: 902 426-0564          W:

Environment Canada
Atlantic Canada Office
T: 902 426-7231          W:

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Maritime Office
T: 902 426-3550          W:



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