Building Services

Notice of Interim Control By-law

The Town has enacted an Interim Control By-law No. 2021-024. The purpose is to undertake a review and study in respect of the Town’s land use planning policies, including its Official Plan and Zoning By-law, as a result of a significant and ongoing water and wastewater capacity shortage in the Town. This may affect the alteration or expansion of all buildings or use on your property.

The Chief Building Official may not be able to issue a building permit for your proposed project until the Interim Control By-law has been lifted or an exemption approved by Council. Please visit DEVELOPMENT PAUSE USING AN INTERIM CONTROL BY-LAW (ICBL) section of our website for more information.

 

Building Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code regulations to ensure minimum standards are achieved for all building construction including septic systems, change of use and demolitions.  Building Services also administers other Town by-laws regulating civic addressing, fences, signs and swimming pool enclosures.

We accomplish this this by reviewing permit applications and drawings for proposed construction; issuing building permits; conducting routine building inspections; enforcing minimum standards for non-compliance and securing unsafe buildings.

We assist homeowners, business owners, contractors, builders and design professionals during the construction and development of buildings in their efforts to achieve healthy and safe living environments by promoting excellence in design and to minimum building construction standards.

In all of our activities, our focus is public safety and providing excellent customer service.