- Projects That Require Building Permits -

Under the Ontario Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction of a new building, an addition, or alteration of any building or structure. When in doubt, contact the Chief Building Official and he will clarify whether you need a permit or not.

This list includes:

  • All attached decks
  • Any detached deck greater than 2 feet off the ground or larger than 528 square feet
  • Attached or detached garages and sheds
  • Installation of solid fuel appliances (i.e. woodstoves and fireplaces)
  • Sunrooms, solariums and porches
  • Alterations to a plumbing system (except replacing fixtures)
  • Structural foundation repairs


The demolition of any existing building

Interior and exterior structural alterations, such as:

  • adding or removing walls, i.e., creating different room sizes and/or uses
  • one- and two-story additions
  • new windows where there were none before
  • enlarging or relocating a window or door
  • finishing a basement

Special care also needs to be taken for abandoning a well or septic system. For further details, please contact the Township office and ask how to get in touch with the CBO/Building Inspector.


  • Installation of cleanouts and backwater valves
  • Conversion from septic to sanitary sewer
  • Livestock buildings
  • Equipment storage buildings
  • Silos
  • Manure storage structures (excluding earthen structures)
  • Riding Arena
  • Cover all type structures (fabric / hoop)
  • Green building initiatives, such as:
  • Storm and grey water use
  • Roof top storm water retention systems
  • Structures used in the support of a wind turbine generator with a rated output of more than 3kW
  • Installation of solar collector systems with a face area equal to or greater than 5 m²
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