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Building Permit Application – New House




When a building permit is required, an application must be filed with the Building Department using the following forms. Once submitted with all the necessary documentation, a permit may be issued after the application has been reviewed to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the Township Zoning By-law and any other applicable regulation. A plans review document, detailing the deficiencies of your submission, if any, may form part of your building permit. The Chief Building Official is responsible for the issuance of all building permits.

All applicants who construct homes for the purpose of resale must provide proof of registration with TARION NEW HOME WARRANTY.

Other Land Use Approval permits may be required from such agencies as the Ministry of Transportation, depending on the nature of the project and the specific location of the site.

Building permit fees are listed in Schedule “A” of By-Law 3696-2024.  All required fees must be paid before the permit can be issued.

Please follow each of the steps below.  Should you feel that one of the steps is not required, please contact the Chief Building Official for confirmation.

Step 1: Septic Permit

Submit an application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish to the local Conservation Authority when installing plumbing or septic systems. South Nation Conservation approves and issues septic permits in the Township of Augusta. Please visit South Nation Conservation’s website for septic permit applications.

South Nation Conservation Application for Permit to Construct or Demolish


Step 2: 911 Number

If your property does not already have one, please apply for a civic/911 number at the Township office.

911 Application

Step 3: Entranceway

If your property requires an entranceway, please complete the following form and submit it at the Township office. 

Entranceway Application

Entrances onto county roads (see list below) will require the applicant to acquire approval from the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville’s Roads Department prior to receiving a building permit.  You can find their Entranceway Application on their website.

County Roads:
County Roads Department
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
P.O. Box 729 Brockville, Ontario K6V 5V8
Tel: (613) 342-2710
Fax: (613) 342-2101

County Roads in Augusta Township
County Road 2 (Brockville to Prescott, a.k.a. Highway 2)
County Road 6 (Brockville to North Augusta)
County Road 15 (Maitland to Merrickville, a.k.a. the Maitland/Merrickville Rd.)
County Road 18 (Prescott to Oxford Mills)
County Road 21 (North Augusta to Spencerville)
County Road 26 (a.k.a. 3rd Concession)
County Road 31 (County Road 2 to County Road 26, a.k.a. Blue Church Road)
County Road 45 (a.k.a. Brockchem Road)

Step 4: Authorization for Applicant to Act as Agent

If someone else is applying for a building permit on your behalf or will be discussing your project with the Chief Building Official on your behalf, the following form will need to be signed by you – the landowner – and submitted with your application.

Agent for Registered Landowner

Step 5: Read “Top 10 Common Law Drainage Problems Between Rural Neighbours”

In Step 6 you will be asked to sign the Roles & Responsibilities Declaration form.  One of the items listed on this form is abiding by the common law drainage rules and principles as laid out in the pamphlet “Top 10 Common Law Drainage Problems Between Rural Neighbours”.

For accessibility purposes, this pamphlet has been copied onto our Drainage page.  A copy of the pamphlet is also available at the Township office should you prefer it in that format.

Step 6: Building Permit Application

All applicants must complete, sign and date the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish as well as the Roles & Responsibilities Declaration Form, the Site & Drainage Plan Form and the Construction Details form.

The completed application form must include these forms and be accompanied by the following:

    1. A deed may be required indicating the name of the current registered owner of the property for which the permit is to be issued.
    2. A site plan showing the location of all existing and proposed buildings or additions, any hydro lines, water courses, pipelines, railway tracks and wells or septic systems and leaching beds on the lot in relation to the property
    3. Provide a reasonable and clear plan showing water drainage and run off, satisfactory to the Municipal Drainage Superintendent or Designate.
    4. Drawings (2 Sets) of the proposed works, fully dimensioned and showing sufficient detail in order to determine compliance with the building code and any other applicable *One full size (2’x3’) set of drawings are to be printed, the 2nd set is to be submitted in PDF format by email to kmorrell@augusta.ca.
    5. Truss layout, truss package and joist system layout must be submitted to the building department prior to the framing inspection request.
    6. Sewage System Permit, or Maintenance Inspection, application for all new construction, additions and renovations are required to be submitted to South Nation Conservation (see Step 1).  A building permit cannot be issued prior to South Nation approval.

Step 7: Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method

This form is used by a designer to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design of a house complies with the building code using the prescriptive method described in Subsection 3.1.1. of SB-12.  This form is applicable where the ratio of gross area of windows/sidelights/skylights/glazing in doors and sliding glass doors to the gross area of peripheral walls is not more than 22%.

You can download the Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method form from the Ontario Building Officials Association website.

Step 8: Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance & Other Acceptable Compliance Methods

This form is used by a designer to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design of a house complies with the building code using the Performance or Other Acceptable Compliance Methods described in Subsections 3.1.2. and 3.1.3. of SB-12.  This form must accurately reflect the information contained on the drawings and specifications being submitted. Refer to Supplementary Standard SB-12 for details about building code compliance requirements. Further information about energy efficiency requirements for new buildings is available from the provincial building code website or the municipal building department.

You can download the Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance & Other Acceptable Compliance Methods Form from the Ontario Building Officials Association website.

Step 9: Ventilation Summaries

The Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design Summary form needs to be completed showing that the design and performance of residential ventilation system complies to Ontario Building Code 2012 Dev. B 9.32.

The Imbalance@ CEC (Critical Exhaust Condition) form is for systems with spillage susceptible combustion appliances.


If you have any questions regarding any part of this process, please call or email the
Chief Building Official, Karen Morrell at 613-925-4231 ext. 106, kmorrell@augusta.ca.

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