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Building Permit Applications

Building permits are required for all structures as defined in the Ontario Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code and various municipal by-laws.

The Building Department provides formal permission to begin construction or demolition in both commercial and residential settings. This process ensures that minimum building standards established by the Ontario Building Code and municipal by-laws are followed. It also protects the interests of the property and building owners and helps to make sure that construction is safe, legal and sound. 

Submit a building permit application online with Cloudpermit.
Download and print a building permit application to be submitted in-person.

Fees and Charges

The cost of the permit will vary depending on the scope of the project. For information on costs, please download the resources below: 

Inspections

Inspections are required to ensure construction is in compliance with the health, safety, and structural requirements in the Ontario Building Code Act. Depending on the scope of your project, you may require a number of different inspections (e.g. a new home requires 6-7 inspections while a renovation may only require 1-2 inspections). Please ask for a list of inspections when picking up your  permit.

In addition to inspecting construction, renovations and demolition projects, complaints from the public related to unauthorized construction, unsafe conditions or buildings may also be inspected.

To book an inspection and close your permit file, call 613.476.2148 ext. 2040 or email building@pecounty.on.ca, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Please note that a minimum of 24 hours is required to book your inspection.

Secondary Suites

Apply annually for a forgivable loan to create long-term affordable rental housing on your residential property.

The Secondary Suites Program increases the supply of long-term rentals by adding units to existing residential properties.

Eligible homeowners and small landlords (fewer than 10 units) could receive non-repayable loans of up to $25,000 to create or substantially renovate secondary units.

Funding is an interest-free, non-repayable loan that is forgiven on the conditions that the unit is affordable and rented to long-term tenants for a minimum of 15 years.

The County of Prince Edward created this program using funds from its reserve for affordable housing.

Call 613.922.3785 or housinghelp@pecounty.on.ca for more information on applying.

Construction Values and Permit Activity Reports