Township Services

Building Permit

Important Municipality Information

  • Always check with your Municipality before starting any project to determine if a Building Permit is required or to find out about local zoning or by-law requirements.
  • Local utilities such as hydro, gas and telephone operate independently from the municipality and need to be contacted regarding specific approvals and inspections.
  • Ensure you know where utilities are located before starting to dig. You can obtain line locates by calling 1-800-400-2255 or visit Ontario One Call Website

Building Permits must be obtained before any construction project. Building Permits are for the safety of the home owner and any future owners of the property and provide information to MPAC in order to keep property assessments current.

Why are building permits important?
For more information, you can visit TMSA Building Department.

Building Permits are required for:

  • any addition to an existing structure
  • any new structure 108 square ft or more
  • porches or decks 24” or more in height
  • carports or garages
  • structural alterations to existing buildings
  • moving or lifting an existing building
  • installing a woodstove or fireplace
  • adding windows or doors
  • increase in size of existing windows or doors
  • creating an apartment
  • altering or adding plumbing