Province of Ontario Changes to the Ontario Building Code
These changes are part of ongoing efforts to improve the Ontario Building Code. They are intended to support Ontario’s businesses, protect public safety, enhance consumer protection and support the development of a greener Ontario.
The Building Department is part of the Planning & Development Department of the Town of Penetanguishene . The role of the Building Department is to advise Council, the general public and the development industry on matters falling under the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code . The Chief Building Official (CBO) and Building Inspector are provided with the authority to carry out the administrative and enforcement functions under the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code. Council does not have the authority to amend, change or ignore matters prescribed under the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Building Permit?
Why are Building Permits necessary?
When do I need a Building Permit?
Projects to Single-Residential Unit Buildings
Projects to Multi-Residential Buildings
Projects to Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Buildings
What happens if I do not get a permit?
How do I apply for a Building Permit?
How are Building Permit Applications processed?
What can I do if I am refused a Building Permit?
What are my obligations during construction?
Facts about demolition
Want to put up a fence? Here's what you need to know.
Installing a pool or a hot tub? Here's what you need to know.
When I purchase a home, should I consult a building inspector?
What about Site Plan Approval?
Where can I get an application for amending the zoning bylaw?
What Development Charges are payable on new development?
Property designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act