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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. 

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.  Please see this important information advising you:  

Click here for What must accompany my Building Permit Application.pdf  

"NEW" - 2012 Energy Efficiency Requirements Information

General Building Permits

Pool Permits

Sign Permits

Other forms

On-Site Sewage Systems (Septic) Application

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


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