The Building and Planning Department is committed to protecting public safety through the issuance of building permits and inspecting various stages of construction. Through the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, staff ensure a minimum standard of health, life and fire safety standards are maintained. We do this through the issuing of permits, reviewing construction plans, inspecting at various stages of construction. Staff also track and report to interested parties the status of the construction and compliance with applicable legislation and codes.
Building permits are required for the construction of new buildings or structures, building additions, swimming pools and for most building alterations.