Building permits in Highlands East could be getting more expensive.

CMO Shannon Hunter says the municipality is looking at increasing the cost of a permit for a home to 61-cents per square foot, to 70-cents.

The reason for the increase is to be in-line with other municipalities in Haliburton County.

Highlands East Council is looking into passing the by-law for the increase at its meeting on June 6th.

(Written by: Andreas Pandikiu)