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Building Services

The Building Services Division is responsible for the administration of the Ontario Building Code Act and applicable regulations including Property Standards.

The purpose of the Ontario Building Code Act is to ensure that there is a standard for building construction and that buildings are constructed in a safe manner. It also administers the Plumbing Code, which regulates all building sewer and water services.


The following are typical projects that require a permit:

  • New Construction
  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Renovations
  • Demolitions
  • Moving of a Building
  • Footings and foundations
  • Plumbing
  • Changes to plumbing
  • Decks, porches, sunrooms and solariums
  • Garages and carports (attached or detached)
  • Dormers
  • New or structural alterations to window or door openings
  • Adding or removing walls
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Temporary buildings
  • Site Assembled and factory built buildings
  • Prefabricated buildings
  • Change of use or occupancy of an existing building

When considering construction, it's highly recommended to discuss your proposed plans in advance with local building and planning staff. This will assist you to become aware of building code requirements or other approvals you may need, such as re-zoning, consents and minor variances.

For more information, please contact:

Public Works & Engineering Services Division
Tel: 705-567-9365
After Hours: 705-567-9364
Fax: 705-567-9400
Email: building@tkl.ca

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