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Building Services

Below are bulletins posted by the Building Services department regarding industry-related developments that may impact customer experience.

​Jan 2019Roles in the ​Building Permit Process
Knowing, understanding, and fulfilling your role in the building permit process will help contribute to the success of your construction project.
​Dec 2018
Inspection Requests​
Effective January 1st, 2019, building inspections will be conducted within 2 business days in accordance with Division C, Sentence of the Ontario Building Code. This Bulletin clarifies inspection request procedures. Updated: 07 February​ 2019.​
​Nov 2018

Development Charges By-law 2014-108
Communicated on behalf of the Development Services Division of the Finance Department.  This Bulletin clarifies the existing Development Charges By-law 2014-108 regarding the addition of dwelling units to existing residential buildings.
​Oct 2018
​​Health Inspected Premises​ 
Communicated on behalf of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. ​Effective July 2018, there are new legal requirements under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) that apply to all businesses operating an inspected premise under the HPPA. 
​Oct 2018
Dry Model Homes and Emergency Fire Access
Information for fire emergency access for dry model homes.​
​Sept 2018

Conditional Permits and Municipal Pre-Servicing
Requirements for Conditional Permits and Municipal Pre-Servicing.​

​August 2018

CORRECTION NOTICE:  Monthly Building Reports
The monthly building reports for April-June 2018 have been revised. Please view our correction notice for details.

 July 2018

Electronic Document Submission for Commercial Building Permits
Commercial building permit applicants can use our upload service to submit documents electronically on active permits.

 July 2018

Property Owner Consent Letter
Effective July 2018, a Property Owner Consent Letter is required to be submitted with building permit applications where a lessee or tenant is applying on behalf of the owner.

June 2018
SCHEDULE 1: Designer Information
The Building Code Act requires that designers who prepare documents to be submitted with permit applications have the necessary qualifications set out in the building code and that they provide information about their qualifications on the Schedule 1 form and submitted document.
May 2018

Apply Online: Deck, Shed, Pool Fence, & Sewage
The APLI portal provides 24/7 access to apply and pay for building permits, schedule inspections, and track your application’s status from the comfort of your home!

April 2018

Pre-Engineered Products
June 2017 bulletin updated in April 2018 re updated requirements for all submissions of any Pre-Engineered Floor Layouts (TJI), Pre-Engineered Beam Designs, Engineered Truss Layouts or another Pre-Engineered Product.

July 2016 2017 Energy Efficiency Changes
Insight of the changes to the energy efficiency prescriptive packages in the Ontario Building Code for residential houses.


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