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Building Permits

 A building permit is a formal approval from your municipality to construct, repair, alter, renovate a building, install plumbing and/or install or repair/alter a private sewage disposal system on your property.

Building permits allow the Town to protect the interests of owners and the community as a whole. By reviewing plans before any work is done, the Town can ensure that buildings comply with:

  • The local zoning by-law and its controls on buildings and uses that are suitable to the area
  • The Ontario Building Code, which sets standards for design, life safety issues and materials
  • Other health and safety regulations