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Driveway Paving Scam

North Bay, ON – July. 21, 2023 – The City of North Bay has received information and is actively investigating circumstances regarding an out-of-town driveway paving company operating in North Bay. Please use extreme care when considering/ accepting offers and confirm that they are legitimate. We strongly suggest checking for references, as well.


There have been several recent instances within the city of work occurring without proper permits as a result of door-to-door solicitation for asphalt and paving services.  These solicitations should raise red flags for the homeowner.


The City of North Bay would like to remind residents that a street work permit and/or private approach permit is required prior to any installation or alteration of driveways, including repaving, within the municipal right of way. 


It is important for the City to approve these types of works to avoid potential conflicts with municipal road maintenance or construction activities and to ensure that all standards are met.


If the company is working without a permit, it may give you an indication that the work is either unauthorized or may be a scam. 


For more information about street work and private approach permits, contact Public Works at 705-474-4340, or visit:

Driveway Paving Scam
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505