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Building Permit Application

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You need to submit an application for a building permit if you want to:

  • Build a new building or structure
  • Repair, renovate, add to, or demolish an existing building
  • Build a deck
  • Erect a sign (regulated by Section 3.15 of Division B that are not structurally supported by a building),
  • Erect a tent or group of tents that is, more than 60 square metres (646 square feet) in aggregate ground area, attached to a building, or constructed within three metres (nine feet and 10 inches) of any structure)
  • Install a new septic system
  • Install a solid fuel appliance (i.e. woodstove and fireplace)
  • Change of use

All applications are reviewed for compliance with the Ontario Building Code and Zoning By-law requirements.

How to Apply for a Building Permit

  • Complete the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish. Paper copies of the application are available at the Town Office.
  • Include the following documents:
    • a site plan
    • a lot grading and drainage plan prepared by a Professional Engineer (P. Eng), Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) as applicable 
    • two sets of plans and specifications (One set will be returned to the applicant to keep on the construction site)
  • Submit your completed application form and required documents to the Town Office in person

A fee will be required for your building permit application. Building Permit costs are found on our Fees and Development Charges page. Please contact our office at 519-832-2008 should you require assistance in determining the permit fee.

Please refer to Section 3.2 of Building By-law 50-2015 for more detailed information about complete application requirements for specific types of buildings.

For frequently asked questions, please visit our Building FAQs page.