Building Permits

A Building permit is formal permission from the municipality to commence construction.  It means that plans for any new building, addition, renovation etc. has been reviewed by the municipality for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the local zoning bylaw and any other applicable laws and regulations. Building permits are necessary to ensure that zoning requirements, fire and structural safety standards and other building standards are met, primarily for health and safety reasons.  It is the building and or property owner's responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained when required. 

Building permits are required for the construction or alteration of any building occupying an area greater than ten square metres (108 sq.ft.) consisting of a walk, roof, and floor or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing works, fixtures and service systems appurtenance thereto.

Building permit applications can be made through Building Services, a section of the Environmental Services Department in City Hall.  Should you have any enquiries regarding building permits please call Building Services at (519) 631-1680 ext. 4160.

 
If you have a current permit and are ready for inspection, please call our new dedicated phone line 519-631-1680 ext. 4500 or email at inspection@stthomas.ca.  48 Hours notice is required for an inspection.