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Building Information and Applications

Augusta Township Building Department regulates and enforces the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Building permits and inspections allow the Building Department to ensure that the minimum standard in the OBC have been met. Please contact the Building Department at 613-925-4231 ext.106 to make an appointment regarding your projects and required permits.

NOTICE ~ Should you get caught building without a permit the fine is double the cost of the permit.

Projects that require a building permit:

  • Any new building including houses, farm buildings and structures
  • Pools over 12″ (1 ft.) deep
  • Porches, decks, patios and ramps (with or without a roof)
  • Wood stoves
  • Demolitions
  • Renovations or Alterations
  • Sunrooms
  • Additions
  • Docks
  • Party Tents (even if temporary)
  • Carports, attached or detached Garages or Sheds over 10 sq. m²* (107.64 sq. ft.) including prefabricated and portable sheds
  • New or structural alterations (example: larger windows, doors, load bearing walls etc.)
  • Solar panels mounted on a building and any other designated structures in Division A, of the Ontario Building Code
  • Addition of a bedroom in a basement or in any other part of a building
  • Any plumbing fixture, in a building or not located in a building
  • Changing the use or occupancy of a building
  • Any structure occupying an area greater than 10 m² (107.64 sq. ft.) consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any combination of them or a structural system serving that structure including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems serving that structure

* Sheds smaller than 10 m² (107.64 sq. ft.) are still required to comply with the Zoning By-Law. Contact us to confirm zoning requirements for your project or read the Zoning By-Law HERE.

You can also view the Building By-Law HERE and the Swimming Pool Fencing By-Law HERE.


Whether you’re planning a home improvement job, planting a tree or installing a fence or deck you need to have your utility & pipe lines safely identified.  You can visit www.clickbeforeyoudig.com or call 1-800-400-2255 to have them flagged. Note: 5 days advance notice of your intent to dig is required.


Before mechanically excavating and constructing within the right of way of one of the 3 pipelines located within the Township or mechanically excavating within 30 metres (98.5 feet) of the right of way you must call and obtain written approval from the pipeline company.  Visit our Pipelines page for more information.



Select the link below for all relevant building applications and information required for your project:


New House


Single Car Detached Garage


Party Tentattached decks

Again, please contact the Building Department at 613-925-4231 ext.106 to make an appointment regarding your projects and required permits.

Paying For Your Permit

Once the Chief Building Official receives your complete application she will prepare the permit.  When it is ready, you will receive a phone call or email letting you know how much the permit will cost and that it is ready for pick up.  Payment is not due until AFTER the permit has been prepared.

Entrances & Culverts

As per Township By-Law 3177-2015, ALL entrance ways must be approved by the Township BEFORE installation.  You can download the application HERE.  If you live on a County road, it must be sent to and approved by the County.  You can find their application HERE.

Civic Numbers

All properties are to have a civic number (911#) to assist Emergency Services and Utility Companies in finding you.  If you do not already have a civic number you can apply for one at the township office.  You can download the application form HERE.

If your sign or post is damaged/stolen you can apply for a new one.  Replacement signs are $25 each and replacement posts are $25 each.  The same application form is required.

Zoning Questions

To find out more about the zoning for a property – what you can and cannot build on it, where things can be located on the property, changing the zoning for a property, severing lots etc. – please contact the Township Planner, Myron Belej at ext. 101 or by email at mbelej@augusta.ca.

Open Building Permits

It is the responsibility of home owners who have open building permits to call the Chief Building Official to schedule required inspections.

There is an overwhelming number of open permits on file that we would like to close to ensure that health and safety related standards have been met. If you think you may still have an open permit, please call the CBO at 613-925-4231 ext. 106 or email klavigne@augusta.ca to schedule an inspection.

NOTE: Most real estate lawyers recommend that home buyers request a Building Compliance Letter from the Township before purchasing a home. In this letter, all open building permits are listed.