Demolition permits are required for all buildings greater than 10 m², except farm buildings.

How to apply for a demolition permit

Follow these steps to complete your application:

Professional engineer requirements

If you are applying for a demolition permit, you will need to retain a professional engineer (P.Eng) to perform a general review of the project during demolition, where:

  • The building exceeds three storeys in height or 600 m² in building area,
  • The building structure includes pre-tensioned or post-tensioned members,
  • The demolition will extend below the level of footings of any adjacent building and occur within the angle of repose of the soil, drawn from the bottom of these footings, or
  • Explosives or a laser will be used during demolition (Division C, 1.2.2.3 of the Official Building Code)

Disposing demolition waste to the landfill

If you are planning on disposing your demolition waste at the Saugeen Shores Landfill you will need to complete a Designated Substances Survey. We may impose conditions based on the results of the survey. For more information, email our Manager, Environmental Services.

Asbestos disposal

Read our Acceptance, Handling and Disposal of Asbestos in Landfill Summary for more information on disposal procedures for asbestos. Email our Manager, Environmental Services if you have any questions.

Demolition permit fee

A demolition permit fee of $143.97 is required upon pickup of the approved permit. View methods of payment acceptable for permits.