The Building Services division of the Planning and Development Services Department provides the following services to residents and community partners:
- the review of building plans and zoning related to building permits;
- the issuance of building permits; and
Code of Conduct
Under the Ontario Building Code, the Town is required to have and abide by a code of conduct. For a copy of our Code of Conduct, please visit the Downloads section on the right-hand side of this page.
Building Fees & Charges
Please click on "Building Permits" in the selection menu above - under Downloads on the right hand side of the Building Permits page is a copy of the current Building By-Law covering the issuance of permits and related matters. Schedule A covers classes of permits, payments and fees.
Methods of Payment: Cheque, Debit, Cash or we can now accept credit card payments by Visa or MasterCard up to $2000 per transaction. (Credit card information must be phoned in to Building Services at 519-599-3131 Ext. 239 or Ext. 249.)
Town Development Charges
For more information on Town Development Charges, please visit our Financial and Information Services page at www.thebluemountains.ca/financial-information-serv.cfm.
County Development Charges
For more information on County Development Charges, please review the current County of Grey Development Charges Information brochure, available in the Downloads section on the right-hand side of this page, or visit www.grey.ca
Mandatory WSIB Coverage in the Construction Industry
If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.
Building Permit and Inspection Inquiries
Building Permit/Inspection Inquiries
Chief Building Official
Chief Building Official
Frequently Asked Questions
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Building Branch
Ontario Building Code Info
Ontario New Home Warranty Program Info
- Energuide for Houses
The ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program offers incentives for energy efficiency improvements in homes and replaces the EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive program
- Administration of Designer Requirements
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing-Designer Requirements
- Construction Performance Guideline
Link for homeowners with concerns with builder's workmanship or other construction practices - have Tarion Home Enrollment number available for Customer Service Representative
- Canada Plans Service--Farm Buildings
A website where standard drawings for farm buildings are available for download.
- County of Grey
Link to County of Grey Website
- Ministry of Environment
- Ministry of Natural Resources
- Home Renovations and Repairs
Tips for Hiring a Contractor