Building Department

Booking Inspections

It is the responsibility of the owner or permit holder for ensuring that the required inspections are scheduled and completed prior to covering or continuing various stages of construction. Inspections can be booked by contacting Jennifer with the Building Department at (519) 392-6623 or  If staff is unavailable and you are leaving a message requesting an inspection please provide the following;

• your name
• phone number
• project address
• permit number
• inspection required

We will return your call as soon as possible to confirm the requested inspection prior to proceeding.

The Building Department will attempt to accommodate your preferred inspection time as best as possible when booking inspections. To be able do so, please provide as much notice as possible. Inspections booked one business day in advance can usually be scheduled for the following business day. At times of high construction activity, notice of up to 48 hours may be necessary as required and outlined in the Ontario Building Code.

We highly recommend that inspections be scheduled in advance. If construction delays or unforeseen events occur such as inclement weather and you need to cancel a scheduled inspection, please contact us and we will gladly reschedule your inspection.

If you have any questions about your project please don’t hesitate to contact us.


The Building Department provides the best professional service to administer and enforce the Ontario Building Code.

Through the examination of plans, issuance of building permits, and performing inspections, we ensure compliance with building standards of the Ontario Building Code and ensure health and safety, fire protection and structural sufficiency in buildings in which we live, work, and play.

We are here to offer zoning inquiries, building code information and technical advice and to be of assistance during the entire construction process. We also enforce property standards by-laws and investigate public complaints. If you need more information we invite you to contact us.

The Ontario Building Code is available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Housing website at

For general inquiries relating to environmental concerns please refer to Saugeen Conservation Authority.