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Building Permits


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Are you planning a new construction project, renovation, demolition or change of building use?

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building and demolition permits. The Building department enforces the Building Code Act and confirms the building is in compliance with the Ontario Building Code and the Township’s zoning by-law. The Building Department also processes municipal zoning compliance letters.

Before you start, please review the following links:

When is a building permit required?

Building, Sewage and Plumbing Fees

** Fees can be paid at the office by Cash and  Cheque via drop box or by etransfer to

Additional information to review prior to applying for a permit on your property:

Huron County Interactive Mapping (GIS)

Zoning By-Law

Township By-Laws

Official Plan

Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Region

Ontario Building Code

Ministry of Transportation

Nutrient Management

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Agricultural Structures

Submit your application:

Building, Sewage and Plumbing Permit Application forms

Sample completed Application Form

Sample completed Schedule 1 Form

Please include Construction Drawings and Site Plan – Sample Site Plan

Completed forms can be sent via email to  or dropped off at the Township office at 82133 Council Line, Goderich, ON N7A 3Y2.

Book your inspections:

When is an inspection required?

Once your Permit has been issued, contact the office at 1-519-524-4669 to book your inspections. We require at least a days’ notice.

During the process, if you have questions contact us at 1-519-524-4669.

We are available Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.