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A Building Permit is a license which grants legal permission to begin construction of any new structure, addition or renovation. It is issued only when the plans for construction comply with the Ontario Building Code, the Municipality of North Middlesex zoning by-laws and other applicable laws and regulations.

DONWLOAD BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the North Middlesex Municipal Office at 519-294-6244 extension 221 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Building Permit Fees

Inspection Information

  • Inspection information will be provided with all permits.
  • Please ensure that inspection requests are made a minimum of 24 hours in advance
  • To book your inspection, contact the municipal office at 519-294-6244 or email building@northmiddlesex.on.ca

Residential Permits

 Residential - New Home Construction

Building permits are required for all new single family dwellings.

Required Forms:

  • Building Permit Application
  • Schedule 1 (both for the house and duct design)
  • Energy Efficiency Design Summary - Prescriptive Energy
  • Efficiency Design Summary - Performance

Information you’ll need to provide with these forms:

  • Site plan indicating location of proposed building, including setbacks to property lines and grading plan approved by the developer’s engineer if within a subdivision
  • Construction plans including structural and architectural details
  • Roof truss drawings, stamped by an engineer and marked reviewed by your designer
  • Heat loss and duct design
  • Septic system design and permit (if applicable)
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area
 Residential - Renovations & Additions
Building permits are required for all additions to residential buildings and most renovations. Renovations such as finished basements, installing roof mounted solar panels, installing new plumbing appliances, changing types of heating systems, etc. require building permits.


Required Forms:

  • Building Permit Application 
  • Energy Efficiency Design Summary - Prescriptive (if applicable)
  • Energy Efficiency Design Summary - Performance (if applicable)
  • Schedule 1

Information you’ll need to provide with these forms:

Site plan indicating location of proposed addition, including setbacks to property lines and septic system (if applicable)

  • Construction plans
  • Building layout plans
  • Evaluation of septic system (if applicable)
  • Heat loss calculations and duct design (if applicable)
  • Drawings specific to the project
  • Roof mounted solar panels will require engineering for the connection system, and an evaluation of the supporting building by a professional engineer
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area
 Residential - Accessory Buildings & Decks

Building permits are required for all accessory buildings (greater than 10 square metres) such as sheds, decks and detached garages.

 

Required Forms:

Information you’ll need to provide with these forms:

  • Site plan indicating location of proposed building, including setbacks to property lines and septic system (if applicable)
  • Construction plans including details pertaining to footing, framing, posts, beams, rafters, floor joists and guards (for decks) and building height
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area
 Residential - Swimming Pools
  • Every swimming pool that has water greater than 600 mm deep requires a permit
  • A Pool permit fee is $150.00

 

Required Forms:

Information you’ll need to provide with this form:

  • Site plan indicating location of proposed pool, including setbacks to property lines, fencing detail and location of pool equipment
  • Every swimming pool must be setback a minim of 1.5 metres away from any fence or lot line.
  • Every swimming pool must be setback a minimum of 5 metres away from any septic system(s)
  • Pool fencing shall be a minimum of 48 inches in height and have no openings, holes, or gaps larger than 4 inches in its shortest dimensions
  • All gates or doors shall be equipped with a self-closing device and a self-latching device
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area

Other Information:

Agricultural Permits

 Agriculture Buildings - Livestock & Manure Storage
New and expanding expanding livestock buildings and manure storages must comply with the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) formula provided by the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).


You may contact the local OMAFRA Office (London, 519-873-4070), a Nutrient Management consultant or the Building Department to determine what setbacks would apply to your operation.

Prior to issuance of a building permit for a new or expanding operation or manure storage system, a Letter of Approval will be required from OMAFRA. Please contact OMAFRA for further information in this regard.

Required Forms:

Information you’ll need to provide with these forms:

  • Construction drawings (designed by professional engineer for buildings greater than 600 square metres and all manure storage) truss drawings (stamped by a professional engineer).
  • Letter of approval from OMAFRA
  • Site plan indicating location of proposed building, including setbacks to property lines, wells, septic systems, buildings and natural areas.
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area.
 Agricultural Buildings - Not Housing Livestock or Containing Manure Storage

Building permits are required for all farm buildings such as grain bins, silos and drive sheds.

Required Forms:

Information you’ll need to provide with these forms:

  • Construction drawings (designed by professional engineer for all grain bins, silos and buildings greater than 600 square metres). Truss drawings (must be stamped by a professional engineer if trusses used)
  • Site plan indicating location of proposed building, including setbacks to property lines, wells, septic systems, buildings and natural areas.
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area.

Other Permits

 Sewage Systems (Septic)

All sewage systems with the exception of portable toilets (Class One Pit Privies) require building permits for both new installations and repairs/replacement of existing systems.

 

Required Forms:

Information you will need to provide with these forms:

  • Sewage System Design (by Professional Engineer, unless very simple soil conditions exist) including soil information
  • Site plan indicating location of proposed sewage system, including setbacks to property lines, wells, buildings and natural areas
  • Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area
 Signage
  • Building permits are required for signage located on municipal right-of-ways
  • The required fee is $125.00


Required Forms:

Information you will need to provide with these forms:

  • Construction drawings
  • Site plan indicating location of proposed sign, including setbacks to property lines. Clearance from the Conservation Authority if you plan to build in a regulated area.
 Demolition

Demolition permits are required prior to the demolition of any building with the exception of farm buildings. Burning structures may be an option at the discretion of the municipality’s Fire Chief.

Prior to demolition, please ensure the following:

  • Obtain Demolition Permit
  • Disconnect all services (hydro, telephone, gas, cable, water sewer, etc.)  Return water meter to municipality (if applicable). Contact the Fire Chief and Fire Dispatch at 519-661-5615 prior to burning.
  • Upon completion of demolition owners are responsible to contact the building department for inspection and the tax department for request for reassessment.
  • Site must be leveled and graded upon completion of demolition.

Forms you will need:

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