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Building Services

Building Permit and Inspection Services provides the best professional service in administering and enforcing Ontario’s Building Code Act. We ensure, safe, healthy and accessible buildings, in which we live, work and play in Ingersoll.

Through the examination of plans and inspections, we ensure compliance with building standards of the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws.

Our team is here to offer zoning, building code information and technical advice and to be of assistance during the entire construction process.

The following information details some of the services provided by the building department:

  • Building Permit
  • Demolition Permit
  • Change of Use Permit
  • Conditional Permit
  • Septic System Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Retaining Wall Permit
  • Building Inspection
  • Plumbing Inspection
  • Heating & Ventilation Inspection
  • Structural Inspection
  • Fire Systems Inspection

The Town of Ingersoll Building Department requires a minimum of 24 hours notice to book a required inspection.

Inspections are to be booked at the front counter or through Building Department Admin at 519-485-0120 ext. 2223. Please do not call the Building Inspectors’ to book inspections.

Class of BuildingTime Period
(a) A detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse, or row house where no dwelling unit is located above another dwelling unit (b) A detached structure that serves a building described in Clause (a) and does not exceed 55m2 in building area. (Accessory structures - sheds, decks, detached garages, carports, pool fences etc.) (c) A tent to which Section 3.14 of Division B applies (d) A sign to which Section 3.15 of Division B applies10 Days
(a) Buildings described in Clause 1.1.2.4.(1) Division A, other than buildings described in Column 1 of any of Items 1 and 4 of this table (3 or fewer stories in height, building area 600m2 or less and classified as residential occupancies, business and personal services, mercantile, or low and medium hazard industrial occupancies) (b) Farm Buildings that do not exceed 600m2 in building area.15 Days
(a) Buildings described in Clause 1.1.2.2.(1)(a) or (b) of Division A, other than buildings described in Column 1 of any items 1 and 4 of this Table. (More than 3 stories with building area greater than 600m2 and classified as Assembly, care and detention, large residential, business and personal service, mercantile, high medium an low hazard industrial) (b) Farm Buildings exceeding 600m2 in building area20 Days
(a) Post-disaster buildings (b) Buildings to which Substection 3.2.6 of Division B or any provision in Articles 3.2.8.3 to 3.2.8.11 of Division B applies. (High buildings, buildings with interconnected floor areas.)30 Days

Please note:

1) The above timelines are based on a complete permit applications

2) The first day will begin the day after a complete application is submitted

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