Services & Departments
Building & Planning
The Building and Planning Department is committed to protecting public safety through the issuance of building permits and inspecting various stages of construction. Through the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, staff ensure a minimum standard of health, life and fire safety standards are maintained. We do this through the issuing of permits, reviewing construction plans, inspecting at various stages of construction. Staff also track and report to interested parties the status of the construction and compliance with applicable legislation and codes.
Building permits are required for the construction of new buildings or structures, building additions, swimming pools and for most building alterations.
The building and planning department issues permits, reviews permit applications and conducts inspections.
Call to book an appointment.
Scott Richardson, Chief Building Official
Phone: 613 474-2583
Fax: 613 474-0664
MONDAY 1pm - 3pm
WEDNESDAY 1pm - 3pm
THURSDAY 1pm - 3pm
If you need to reach the Building Official Outside of these hours please call:
1-855-474-2583 OR 613-474-2583
Zoning of Property
Here are maps to check the zoning of your property.
COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BYLAW
Once you have looked up your zoning through the mapping above you can check the set backs and regulations with regards to the zoning.
When applying for a severence, it is recommended that the applicant contact the Hastings County Planning Department at 613-966-6712 ext. 4002. This will confirm that there are no restrictions on the property that may prevent the severence.
Once you have confirmed with the county that there are no obvious restrictions an application for consent form must be filled out. click here for form
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