Secondary Suites

A secondary suite may be the answer if you would like to have another dwelling in your existing house or on your property in the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

What is a secondary suite?

You may want to have a source of income from your house or you may want to have a family member live with you in their own private living space.

Secondary suites offer a way to do that.

There are two options and there are significant differences between the two options.

How do I proceed?

  1. Explore the two options. Either an accessory apartment or a garden suite.
  2. important! Contact the Planning department by using the Land Use Inquiry form.  This will ensure your project will meet all the requirements of the Zoning By-laws. Without taking care of those things, it could delay or in some cases even change or stop your project.
  3. Gather all documents, plans and permits required from any other agencies.
  4. Apply for a building permit complete with the required submissions.