The Development Services Department (Building, By-law and Planning) is now located at 23 Goshen Street North in Zurich (beside the municipal office).  Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am till 4:30 pm.            

The Development Services Department is responsible for administering the Ontario Building Code Act, and enforcing municipal by-laws (ie Zoning By-law, Property standards, parking etc.).

Staff can help by:

* Reviewing building permit applications in accordance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC)

*  Providing inspections for all new or renovated buildings

*  Guiding residents, builders and developers through the land development process from pre-consultation to approval

*  Responds to complaints and enforces compliance with municipal by-laws as necessary

The Development Services Department is supported solely from the revenues generated by building permit fees and is provincially mandated to implement the requirements of Bill 124 as it amends the Building Code Act. The regulations require Development Services staff to issue permits within mandated time frames, perform mandated inspections and be certified to provincial standards. 

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for details.


Mike Rolph, CBCO
Manager of Development Services
Chief Building Official
519-236-4351  ext. 225

Arlene Parker
Planning Co-ordinator
519-236-4351 ext. 235

Nate Latta
Building Inspector/By-law Enforcement Officer
519-236-4351  ext. 237

Amanda Nowell
Development Services Coordinator
519-236-4351 ext. 242

Nellie Evans
Administrative Assistant - Development Services Department
519-236-4351 ext. 236

Mailing Address:
Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Avenue
Box 250