As the Niagara region returns to the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, there are still restrictions in place for construction in Ontario. For a complete list of restrictions, please click here.

The Building Division is responsible for building permits and enforcement of the Building Code Act. To apply for a permit you can submit the completed permit application and all required information to the Building Department in City Hall.

Building Permits

The Building Division is responsible for the issuance of building permits in accordance with the Ontario Building Code Act, the Building By-law and other applicable regulations. You can find a more detailed list of projects that require a building permit on the building permits page. Where a permit is required no Construction can begin until a building permit has been issued and picked up.

The Building Division is responsible for, but limited to:

Ontario Building Code

The Building Code Act, 1992 is the legislative framework for the construction, renovation and change-of-use of a building. The Ontario Building Code is a regulation under the Act that creates detailed standards for construction and the administration of building permits.

The purposes of the Ontario Building Code is to promote, health and safety, fire protection, resource conservation, environmental integrity and accessibility through appropriate standards.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is responsible for the development of, and any changes to the Building Code Act and the Code.