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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


10 Business Days

Shed/Garage/Post and Beam (Pole Barn)

10 Business Days


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 


 Accessory Structure Permit (Detached Garages, Sheds and Decks)

Barrier Free Requirements

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

Guide to Residential Building Permits (General Information)

On-Site Sewage Systems (Septic) Application

Pool Permits

Residential Building Permits (Additions)

Residential Building Permits (New Homes)

Sign Permits

 Water Meter/Connection Application


How do I fix flooding in my backyard?

Other Forms

Other useful information

 Link to our online mapping. Use this to assist you in general location of property lines etc.

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

Angelo Avolio, Chief Building Official
Phone (519) 736-5408
Fax (519) 736-9859


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