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Building/Renovating a Structure

Our Building Department is happy to help you with your building needs. The primary role of the Building Department is to review, issue, and inspect building permits to ensure that structures are safe, accessible, and comply with the Ontario Building Code. Through the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, staff ensure that a minimum standard of health, life, and fire safety standards are maintained. 

To book inspections please call 519-595-2800 ext. 241 and follow the directions to leave a message on the voicemail system.

Building By-law Applications & Forms 

Application for an Alternative Solution

Guide to Building Permits - Residential

Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish (Building Permit)

Applicaiton for a Permit to Construct (Sewage Permit)

Commitment to General Review by Architect or Professional Engineer


Projects that Do Not Require a Building Permit


Please contact the office to set up a pre-consultation to review your application and get a list of required information for your permit to be complete and processed.

Fees Schedule

The current building department fee schedule as passed by council, can be view in the Fees Bylaw.

Designer Requirements

All drawings submitted are required to be prepared by the owner, qualified designer, architect or professional engineer. Review the requirements to see who would be qualified as a designer for your project.


For all inspections required on your building permit you need to contact the building department, (519)595-2800, ext 224, with 24 hours notice before 4:30 p.m.