Building Inspections

Building Services is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code. Through the building permit application and inspection process, Building Services ensures that all building projects meet the minimum standards as set out in the Ontario Building Code as well as any applicable by-law of the Town of Penetanguishene and other applicable regulating bodies.

When thinking about any kind of construction or demolition work, it is essential to understand the process and requirements before beginning. Most construction projects, large or small, require that the property owner apply for and obtain a building permit.  Within this section, you will find information on the most commonly asked questions and assistance with determining whether your project requires a building permit.

Please feel free to contact Building Services with any questions you may have.  We are here to help you through the building process.

Building Services Delays

The Building Department is currently experiencing higher than normal volumes of requests, resulting in delays. We are working hard to respond to customer requests as quickly as possible.

Staff will make every effort to provide an initial response to your inquiry within 2 business days. Please note that depending on the complexity of the inquiry, the unique characteristics of the property, and the volume of customer inquiries, a response could take up to 5 business days, or longer. We thank you for your patience as we work to meet all of our customers' needs.​

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