Building Department

Contact Information:

Jeff Lapierre, Building Official
Tel. (705) 865-2181 ext. 231
The Building Inspector is in the municipal office Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and noon.  Please call or email to set up an appointment.


The Building Controls Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Ontario Building Code Act and its Regulations, the Planning Act and Municipal By-Laws.  This is done through plans examination, issuing the appropriate building permits and conducting site visits at various stages of construction.  A copy of the Building Bylaw  and the current fee schedule are available in PDF.  A copy of the Code of Conduct for Chief Building Official and Building Inspectors is available in PDF.

A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the community and helps to ensure building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner’s interests, as well as those of the community and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound.

By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.  A Building Permit Application can be downloaded from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.

Planning to build a deck? Click the link to download a copy of the Deck Package.

If you would like to schedule an in-person meeting, please call the Township Office at 705-865-2646 to set up an appointment.

Attention Contractors

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed.  Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what’s changed.   Find out what it means for you.