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Building Permits & Inspections

Building permits ensure that construction within our municipality meets the standards set out in the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws.

The Building Division reviews all building permit applications to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-law Z.-1, and all other applicable laws.

For detailed information about the permit process and submission requirements, please see the following guides:

Mandatory Inspections

City Building Inspectors perform inspections as mandated by the Building Code Act to ensure work complies with the approved plans and the Ontario Building Code.

By enforcing building codes, and assisting builders, designers and homebuilders, we ensure that the structures they create are safe not only for today, but for many years to come.

Construction may commence upon issuance of the Building Permit. Mandatory inspections are required to ensure that all work is done according to the approved plans including changes noted by the plans examiner.  Your building permit will include a list of the required inspections for your specific project.

Examples of construction stages when inspections are required:

  • "Prior to"
  • "Completion of"
  • "After fixtures installed"
  • "Final Inspection"

To book an inspection:

By Phone

Call the Building Department during regular office hours at 519-661-4555.

Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm; and until 6pm on Tuesdays.


Book an inspection online by registering with the Online Building Portal. 

Commercial Building Permits - Fire Inspections

A fire inspection is required for commercial building permits. See below .pdf for a list of required documents.

Required Documents for Fire Protection Inspection - 2019

For more information, contact the Building Department at 519-661-4555 or email to speak with a Commercial Plan Examiner.

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