Building and Home Renovation Information
Who to Contact:
Building Standards Department
705-435-3900 x2010 or
The building permit process protects homeowner’s interests, as well as those of the community at large and provides for the construction of safe structures. The following links provide an overview of why and when a building permit is necessary as well as the fees and forms that may be required.
General Building Permit Information
- What you should know about building permits
- Building Permit Applicable Law Checklist
- Building Permit Fees
- Building Permit Application
- Schedule 1 – Project Designation Information
- Schedule 2 – Septic System Installer Information
- Notice to Change a Building Permit
- Commitment to Review by Architect and/or Engineer
- Accessory Buildings
- Building Code Standards for Wooden Guards
- Deck Standards
- Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method
- Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance & Other Acceptable Compliance Methods
- Guide to Residential Wood Heating
Conservation Authority Review Process
Depending on your project and its location, additional review may be required from the applicable conservation authority. Town staff will be able to assist you in determining which conservation authority your project is located in.
- Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority – Landowner Assistance, Permits and Regulations
- Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – Development, Planning and Permits
Please note, it is advisable that upon attending the Building Department office, you bring an up-to-date plot plan and grading plan which indicates any and all buildings, structures, existing and proposed wells, and septic systems. On the plans, the gross footprint area for all buildings and structures should be identified.
Municipal permits are property-related permits that regulate items such as pool fences, air conditioners and site alteration. Parameters around each of these items are set out within Town by-laws.