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Important Building & Renovating Notice Regarding COVID-19

The Township municipal office will be reopening to the public effective August 4th, 2020. Please refer below to the procedures in place for the Planning, Building, and By-law Department operations:

Planning Applications: Can be filled by e-mail, 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. Planning applications may not be processed during the Provincially declared State of Emergency. Remember to have those documents that require a commissioner of Oaths signature signed before submission. You can always submit documents for review or discussion and we will arrange a time for a telephone conversation.

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 and consultation meetings can be held in the rear parking lot of the municipal office (off South Beech) using the tent space available. Meetings are by appointment only. Please call 613-347-1166 ext.258 or email to schedule an appointment. 

Building Inspections: Can be booked by calling 613-347-1166 ext. 258 or by e-mailing your request HERE. Please Remember to include the permit number and address of the project.

While Building Inspectors are conducting the inspection we ask that you respect the social distancing of 2 metres and that you allow the Building inspector to conduct interior inspections alone, with no one else in the building.

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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

Additional Resources

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