A building permit is a means of regulating development in the community so that health, fire, structural and general safety standards to protect individuals and the community as a whole, are met. It is illegal to start work without a permit. Anyone who starts work without a building permit is in contravention of municipal by-law and the Building Code Act and is therefore subject to financial and legal consequences.
The municipal Building By-law incorporates rules, regulations and fee information regarding building permits.
Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, the Building Department authorizes and regulates the issuance of Building Permits in compliance with the Ontario Building Code, as mended, Township By-laws and other municipal requirements.
Ontario Building Code Changes
Effective January 2012 recent Code changes include (but are not limited to) the following:
Information and Permit Applications
In order to assist you with planning your building projects, we have developed a number of Guides and Checklists for common building projects. Permit application forms for building projects, septic systems, pools and hot tubs are also available. To view these documents click on the links below:
Building Permit and Related Application Forms
Other Related Information
Building Department Annual Report
Annual Report information is updated in the Spring of each year for the preceding year.
2011 Annual Report
Septic Use Permits:
Specific information on your septic system may be available in the Building Department. Contact 705-728-4784 Ext 2017 to request a search.
Well Record Information
The Township of Springwater does not keep well records. For information about your well, contact OntarioWell Records at 888-396-9355.