Obtaining a Building Permit for your Windsor/Essex Renovation Project

At Dancore Roofing & Construction, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality work and serving our clients with integrity. We are committed to ensuring all the necessary paperwork and permits are obtained before construction begins. If you are planning a major home renovation, including roof replacement, construction of an addition to your home, or making other structural alterations, you will likely need a building permit. Here, we’ve provided some helpful information about building permits in Ontario. To learn more and get started on your home improvement project, call us today!

What is a building permit?

The body responsible for enforcing Ontario’s Building Code in your area issues permits for the construction, renovation, demolition and certain changes of use of buildings, and for the installation, alteration, extension or repair of on-site sewage systems. Building Code enforcement is generally carried out by municipal building departments, although in the case of on-site sewage systems, enforcement in some areas is conducted by boards of health and conservation authorities.

Why do you need to obtain a building permit?

Building permits allow your municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. By reviewing and approving building plans before any work is done, the municipality can ensure that buildings comply with:

  • The Building Code, which sets standards for the design and construction of buildings to meet objectives such as health, safety, fire protection, accessibility and resource conservation
  • The local zoning by-law and other planning controls on buildings
  • Other applicable legislation, including conservation authority approvals and certain requirements under the Environmental Protection Act

When do you need a building permit?

You must obtain a building permit before you:

  • Construct any new building over ten square meters in area or place another structure, such as a mobile home, on your property
  • Make renovations or repairs or add to a building
  • Excavate or construct a foundation
  • Construct a seasonal building

Contact your municipality if you have any questions about when a building permit may be required. When you’re ready to make the renovations you’ve been dreaming of, give us a call!


DANCORE Roofing & Construction

157 Ellison Ave

Leamington, ON Canada

N8H 5H9

Phone: 519-791-5028

Fax: 519-322-4810



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