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Important Building & Renovating Notice Regarding COVID-19

The municipal office is currently closed to the public. Please refer below to the procedures in place for the Planning, Building, and By-law Department operations:

Planning Applications: Can be made by email, by regular mail, or by putting them in an envelope and leaving them in the mail slot by the main entrance door at the municipal office located at 6 Oak Street in Lancaster. Cheques to cover the cost of the application fees must be mailed to the office, or can be dropped off. Remember to have those documents that require a Commissioner of Oath's signature signed before submission. You can always submit documents for review or discussion and we will arrange a time for a telephone conversation.

The Planning Department is responsible for land-use planning and for the review of planning applications such as official plan amendments, zoning amendments, severances (consents), site plan control, part lot control, plans of subdivision and minor variances.

Contact the General Manager of Planning, Building and Enforcement to schedule a pre-consultation meeting for any planning applications.

Building Permit Applications: Can be made by e-mail, by regular mail, or by placing them in an envelope and leaving them in the mail box by the main entrance door at the municipal office located at 6 Oak Street in Lancaster.

Permit Consultation Meetings: Can be arranged by appointment only. Please call 613-347-1166 ext.258 or email to schedule a telephone or video meeting with staff.

Permit Pickup: Can be arranged by appointment only. Please call 613-347-1166 ext. 258 or email to schedule a time.

Building Inspections: Can be scheduled by calling 613-347-1166 ext. 258 or by e-mailing your request HERE. Please remember to include the permit number, address of the project and stage of inspection. We ask that you respect social distancing of 2 metres while building officials are conducting an inspection.

Before You Start

Prior to the start of any construction or renovation project, individuals (or those acting on behalf of or representing an individual) should meet with Building Department staff in order to ensure all proper documentation and procedures are in place prior to the construction or renovation.

Contact the Building Information Officer for more information or to book an appointment.

Building Permits

Select and complete the appropriate document(s) and form(s) for your construction or renovation project. Completed documents can be submitted at the Township office with the appropriate fee(s).

The Building Department makes every effort to ensure an efficient turnaround time for permit approval. It is important to submit a complete application in order for the review and approval process to be completed as quickly as possible. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in delays.

Building Permit Documents and Application Forms

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