Municipal Building Permits

A building permit grants legal permission to start construction or demolition of a building project. Permits ensure that construction meets the minimum standards set out in the Ontario Building Code in order to protect public health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of Provincial legislation.

Please Contact the Chief Building Official for inspections and building/permit questions:

Chief Building Official: Patrick Johnston
Phone:     519-363-3039 ext 106
Fax:         519-363-2203

Building Permit Information Package

How to Apply for a Building Permit

  • Fill out an online Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish or pick up a paper application at the Municipal Office
  • Include site and construction plans with your completed application form
  • Submit your completed application form to the Municipal Office 

Building Permit Fees (under review)

Building Permit Application

Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form

Septic Permit Application

Septic Alteration Form

It is unlawful to start construction or demolition before you get a permit. You may be ordered to stop work, prosecuted and even ordered to remove work already done. Contact your local Municipal office if you are not sure whether you need a permit for your project. *SEPTIC PERMITS & REPAIR PERMITS ARE NOW ISSUED AT THE MUNICIPALITY.
Even though your project may not require a building permit, you must still comply with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law and Building Code. It is the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained when required. You may authorize your contractor or designer to apply for the permit, but the owner should ensure that they have the permit prior to any work starting.

WSIB Mandatory Coverage in the Construction Industry

Before the work starts, get the clearance number If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. For more information on mandatory coverage in the construction industry view the WSIB Brochure or visit