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
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 more information.
You'll find the Development Services department next to the municipal office at 23 Goshen St. North. Contact information for all staff can be found on our contact us page.