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Building and Home Renovation Information

Who to Contact:

Building Standards Department
705-435-3900 x1289 or x1260
905-729-0057 x1289 or x1260

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



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.

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

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.

Click here for the Municipal Permit Application Form (PDF)

General Information