A building permit is formal permission to begin a construction or demolition project. Building permits are necessary to ensure that construction methods meet the standards set out in the Ontario Building Code (OBC), Federal and Provincial regulations, and local by-laws. The Building Department promotes and assists with building development to ensure safe structures for our residents, businesses, and visitors.
In addition to a building permit, other approvals may be required, based on your location and type of project. These approvals could include:
A building permit is required for the construction or alteration of any structure over 10 m² (108 ft²) in area. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that a building permit is obtained prior to any construction taking place - it is illegal to begin construction without one. A building permit application and detailed drawings of the project must be submitted for approval prior to commencing with any construction work.
Building Inspections are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide the mandatory building inspections.
For more information on building permits or to book your building inspection, call 519-856-9596 ext. 114.