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Building

Building Services

For any inquiries related to permits, fees or the application process, please contact our department directly at (519) 736-5408. We are here to help!               

Building Services Include Issuance of:

  • Building Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Pool Permits
  • Septic/Sewer Permits
  • Sign Permits

Other duties of the department

  • Inspection of Permits
  • Property Standards Complaints
  • Administrating the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Building Code Inquiries


Please note that most permits are subject to applicable fees and deposits.  Your permit application must accompany 2 sets of structural drawings, including a site plan and any other applicable forms/approvals as well as the deposit.  We regret that we cannot review incomplete applications. 

Timeline to process applications for permit:

SFD (Single Family Dwelling

10 Business Days

House addition/renovation

10 Business Days

Pools/Decks

10 Business Days

Shed/Garage/Post and Beam (Pole Barn)

10 Business Days

Commercial/Industria/Institutional

Please call our office for timeframe

 

Please also note that you may be subject to ERCA (Essex Region Conservation Authority) regulations. Please contact their office at 519-776-5209 for information or visit their website at www.erca.org 

Click below for additional information on what to include with your building permit application:

2012 Energy Efficiency Requirements Information

SB 12 New Update December 2016: All residential building permit applications submitted after December 31, 2016 need to follow the new energy guidelines identified in Chapter 3 of Supplementary Standard SB-12 "Energey Efficiency for Housing" as amended on July 7, 2016.

Demolition Permit

General Building Permits

Pool Permits

Sign Permits

 On-Site Sewage Systems (Septic) Application

Other Forms

Other useful information

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m..

Contact Us

Stephen Brown, Chief Building Official
Phone (519) 736-5408
Fax (519) 736-9859
E-Mail: sbrown@amherstburg.ca

Location

Building Department
Libro Centre, 3295 Meloche Road
Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2Y8

Useful Phone Numbers

ERCA (Essex Region Conservation Authority) - 519-776-5209
Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) - Electrical  Inspections/Permits - 1-877-372-7233
Ontario One call (BUD System) For all locates(GAS, WATER, HYDRO) - 1-800-400-2255