I gave my deposit to the City when I applied for my Building Permit (for renovations, additions, a new home etc.) How do I get it back?
There are various reasons why the City may hold a deposit. A Municipal Service Protection Deposit is most common. This deposit is required as a condition of a pool permit, building permit or when construction access is required over the municipal boulevard. Other common types of deposits are for: lot grading, erosion and sedimentation control, retaining wall construction and removal of excavated material. Although the City ensures that the lot grading is completed to approved standards, the homeowner’s deposits are held by the Builder in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.