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Building Services

Building Services

Building Services is responsible for the administration of the Ontario Building Code Act in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the issuance of building permits, and subsequent inspections. The Act provides for the regulation of building activities in the province and delegates the responsibility for enforcement of the Building Code to local municipalities.

NEW – Building Permit Applications Are Now Online

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is pleased to offer Cloudpermit, a community development software that accepts and issues complete building permits online. Cloudpermit gives customers access to a simple and efficient online application process and provides self-service options to check the status of a building permit. 

Apply for a Building Permit Using Cloud Permit

Need Help with Cloudpermit?

Getting Started with Cloudpermit: A step-by-step walkthrough from login to submission.

Visit Cloudpermit Support for answers to commonly asked questions or submit a ticket.

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For further assistance with Cloudpermit, please contact the Town's Building Department during business hours at 905-468-3266 ext. 332.

When is a building permit required?

Permits are required for most construction activities, including buildings greater than 108 square feet, inground and above-ground swimming pools, and decks greater than 24” above grade. Accurate drawings and a site plan are necessary so the project may be assessed for compliance with the Code and other applicable laws including zoning by-laws.

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Please check out our latest Building Services Brochure for an overview of what is required for a building permit.

Building Services Brochure 2024


Contact a Building Inspector at (905) 468-3266 ext. 259 early in your project planning to determine if other approvals may be required.

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