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The Building Department is responsible for reviewing plans and conducting inspections for all structures for which a building permit has been issued. The Building Department ensures that all issued permits are in accordance with the Ontario Building Code Act and applicable laws. The Act regulates building activities in the province and delegates the responsibility for enforcement of the Building Code to local municipalities.

It is highly recommended that when applying or planning on applying for a building permit, a meeting is set up with the Chief Building Official to review requirements and avoid any disappointments or delays in issuing the permit.

  • Permits are required for most construction activities, including sheds and decks (even if under 600 millimetres (approx. 2 feet) in height) that are greater than 10 square meters (approx. 108 square feet).
  • If you are uncertain as to whether your construction requires a building permit, please contact the Building Department.
  • Accurate drawings and a site plan are necessary so that the project may be assessed for compliance with the Code and other applicable laws including zoning bylaws.

Building Permit Application Forms are available online and at the Township of Wainfleet Municipal Office.


Prior to applying for a permit it is often necessary to obtain the approvals of other agencies or other levels of government depending on the type of project or project location. It is beneficial to contact the Building and Planning Department early in the planning of a project to determine if other approvals are required.


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Tara McLachlan, Building Administrative Assistant
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