Building Permits


COVID-19 and Building Services

Leamington Building Services is accepting building permit applications at this time, by email at and through the drop box located at the entrance to the Municipal Building off of Queens Avenue.  All applications will be dated and processed in queue.  The mandated timelines for permit review and inspections have been lifted by our government and are not applicable as per the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 1, Div. C, and

Please note that building permit review and inspections will take longer and will require extra time due to COVID-19 pre-screening measures and special procedures in place.  To schedule an inspection, please contact Building Services at 519-326-5761 Ext. 1440.  You will be asked COVID-19 screening questions developed by Ontario Public Health and must have a permit that meets the Essential Construction under the Province's Emergency Order.

Building Services

Building Services reviews permit applications, issues permits and conducts inspections in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, the Municipality's Zoning By-law and other legislation.

A Building Permit is your formal permission from the Municipality of Leamington to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property.

Building Permits and Approvals

Most construction, renovations, alterations and demolitions require one or more Building Permits. The process begins when you submit a completed application form together with the supporting documents and applicable fees. Payment may be made by cheque or debit. The Municipality no longer accepts cash payment. 

To apply for a permit you will need to submit the following required information.

It is your responsibility to contact the municipality to conduct the required inspections once your construction begins. The required inspections are listed on your Building Permit.

Building Permit Application Form

Building Permit Encroachment Application Form

2021 Building Permit Fees

What is a Building?

When is a Building Permit Required?

When is a Building Permit not Required?

Link to Ontario Building Code (OBC)

Link to the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)



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