Citizen Engagement: questions comments concerns

Building Department

The purpose of the Building Department is to:

  • Ensure new developments conform to zoning by-laws
  • Ensure all new structures conforms with Ontario Building Code and other applicable law
  • Enforce the Building Code Act
  • Environmental concerns – Septic re inspection
  • Maintain the civic address system​

*New* as of February 2016 - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) require a Work Permit for all new or additions to structures over the water that are larger than 161 sq.ft. (15 sq.m).

To view the Building Departments - Frequently Asked Questions brochure - click here

To view Township Development Charges By-law 2015-022 - click here     

Development Charges - Development charges are paid when developing land that is vacant or has been vacant for two or more years after removing any existing structures.

To view District Development Charges Pamphlet 2018 - click here - NEW

Building Permit Application Information:
NOTE:  The Building Department review is to ensure that they meet Ontario Building Codes, Municipal By-law and other applicable law.  If the project requires a septic approval, the building permit will not be issued until such approval is granted.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Resources: Other Resources:
  • Contact the local MNRF District Office for an application to construct and place your structure if the structure(s) is greater than 2 storeys, is non-residential, or the proposed new dock footprint is greater than 106 sq ft.
  • Parry Sound - District Office, 7 Bay Street, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 1S4;  705-746-4201

2016 Contractor Seminar  - Dec. 12, 2016

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