Do I need a Building Permit

A building permit is required under the Ontario Building Code Act for the construction or alteration of any structure. Please view out application requirements as well as required inspections if you are planning on starting a project.

Below are some examples of projects that require a permit. If you are not sure if your project requires a permit, please call our Building Technician to inquire.

  • Adding or removing most walls
  • Attached or detached garages
  • Basement or main floor walkouts
  • Carports and Garages
  • Completion of rough-in fireplaces
  • Construction of any new building or structure on your property
  • Construction of non-load bearing basement walls
  • Damp-proofing basements
  • Decks or porches
  • Dormer
  • Excavating or constructing a foundation
  • Furnace replacements
  • Installation or changes to air conditioning systems
  • Installation or changes to plumbing
  • Installation, replacement or repair of storm, sanitary sewers and water services
  • Major duct work changes
  • Material alterations, additions or repairs to a building
  • New fireplaces
  • New or structural alteration to windows or doors
  • Renovation or converting an existing building (change of use and occupancy)
  • Repairs to masonry
  • Replacement or altering a roofing structure (if changing shingles only, no permit is required)
  • Sheds (all sizes)
  • Solariums
  • Sunrooms
  • Temporary buildings, mobile homes or pre-fab structures

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Phone: 519-539-1291
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