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A Building Permit is your formal approval to begin construction or demolition. It means that the Municipality has approved your plans for any new structure, addition or renovation. Approved plans must comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning bylaws, and other applicable laws and regulations.

Building Permits - What are they?

Before starting to build or renovate any type of building, the Town of Espanola Building Services should be consulted regarding required permits.

A Building Permit is your formal approval to begin construction or demolition. It means that the Municipality has approved your plans for any new structure, addition or renovation. Approved plans must comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning bylaws, and other applicable laws and regulations.

Building Permits regulate types of construction allowed in the community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The Building Permit process protects each homeowner’s interests, as well as those of the community at large, and provides for the erection and renovation of safe structures.

Permits help ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound. It is unlawful to start construction or demolition before you receive and post your Permit in a conspicuous place. An authorized agent may get Permits on your behalf, but remember, it is the owner who is ultimately responsible for complying with all Permit requirements.

Building Permit Application and Fees

Available at:

For further building information, contact:

Dan Rivet – Chief Building Official
P.705.869.1540 ext 2110
cborivet@espanola.ca

Marc Leclair – Building Inspector/Property Standards Officer
P.705.869.1540 ext 2109
Marc.Leclair@espanola.ca