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Welcome to 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! Appointments are not necessary but recommended. 

You can still apply direct via email to or drop off "in person" to our office at 3295 Meloche Road (Libro Arena) . When you arrange to meet with us to apply, we will review and discuss your project and confirm that it meets our Zoning By-law, Building Code and application requirements. If you have applied already you may call our office to confirm application status at 519-736-5408 (Please note we have many applications in for review, your patience is appreciated)  If using our Amherstburg Portal to apply for a building permit, please ensure you upload the application for permit and other appropriate forms,  2 sets of drawings and a site plan. 

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.


 Accessory Structure Permit (Detached Garages, Sheds and Decks) 

Barrier Free Requirements

Building Permit Application - General

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

Pool Permits

Residential Building Permits (New Homes)

Right of Way Permits (New Homes)

All new homes are subject to right of way permits for the curb cut and / or finishing of the driveway approach. For existing homes in cases of adding, widening or finishing existing driveways, please call 519-736-3664, or visit the Public Works Department at 512 Sandwich Street S. You can also download the application from our website at Engineering and Public Works.

Residential Building Permits (Additions)

Septic Permit (Onsite Sewage)

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.

Our Office Location & Phone Number

Building Department
Libro Centre, 3295 Meloche Road
Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2Y8    (519)736-5408

Other Useful Phone Numbers

ERCA (Essex Region Conservation Authority) - 519-776-5209

Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) - Electrical  Inspections/Permits - 1-877-372-7233

County of Essex - Structure and setback permits

Ontario One call (BUD System) For all locates(GAS, WATER, HYDRO) - 1-800-400-2255