The Building Department is responsible for ensuring that construction and renovation projects in the Township are safe and adhere to the zoning by-laws, the Ontario Building Code and any applicable health and safety regulations.
A building permit is a formal written approval from the Township to construct, add on to, or renovate an existing building on your property. A septic permit is required to repair or install a septic system.
There are many instances that require an individual to obtain a building permit. It is necessary to apply for a building permit when you plan to:
- Construct a new building
- Renovate an existing building
- Construct or excavate a foundation
- Install or replace a septic system
- Demolish a building
- Build a deck
Once you have submitted a building permit application to the Township, it will be reviewed to determine compliance with the Building Code Act. Your application will also be reviewed to ensure that it complies with the Zoning By-Law and any other applicable requirements.
Once a permit has been issued, it is your responsibility to contact the Building Department to request the building inspections as noted on your permit. Failure to do so may result in additional fees and/or the need to uncover work already completed so that an inspection may be completed.