Projects That Require a Building Permit?: Under the Ontario Building Code Act, a building permit is required to construct demolish, renovate, alter, install or change the use of a building. The following is examples that require a building permit prior to construction.

Any building or structure measured by outside dimensions exceeding 108 ft2, or 10m2 (roughly 10ft. x 10ft.) This includes sheds, prefab sheds, sleeping cabins or other accessory buildings or structures.

  • Additions to existing buildings or structures, including decking
  • Renovations that involve structural framing.
  • Replacement of doors or windows if the opening size is enlarged.
  • Repair or replacement of all types of building foundations.
  • Swimming Pools & fenced enclosures.

 Building/Planning Department: The Township of South Algonquin’s Building Department reviews permit applications, issues permits, and conducts inspections in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and Township By-Laws.

The primary purpose of inspections is the promotion of public safety through the application of appropriate uniform standards, while safeguarding buildings where we live, work and play.

Contact Information: 

  •  Municipal Operations Clerk (Tracy)
  •  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  •  Phone:  613-637-2650 Ext. 203
  •  Email:

Info — Courtesy: Township of South Algonquin Website



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