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The Building Department is lead by Peter Lavrench​, Chief Building Official.  The Building Department is part of the Engineering and Public Works Department to ensure the coordination of all construction activities and permit requirements.

Staff of the Building Division are responsible for the administration of the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws including the Township's zoning by-law. The division issues building permits and provides inspections for all new or renovated buildings within the Township of King’s borders. Each building, addition or renovation is issued a building permit and inspected for the following major building components:

  • architectural

  • mechanical

  • structural

  • plumbing

  • on-site sewage systems

  • zoning

As mentioned, Building Inspection staff is responsible for the inspection of all new construction within the borders of the Township to ensure buildings are constructed to meet the health and safety provisions of the Ontario Building Code, the Building Code Act, the Building By-law and other applicable law and standards. Staff also performs special investigations of illegal construction and unsafe buildings (including sewage systems).

Building Department Information Open House

The following is a list of typical projects handled:

  • All commercial, industrial and institutional projects

  • All commercial and industrial tenant projects

  • All housing projects, including additions and renovations

  • Building sewers, building drains and water service pipes (on private property)

  • Change of Use projects

  • Life safety systems

  • On-site sewage systems (septic systems)

  • Public swimming pool construction

  • Commercial kitchen exhaust systems and the fire suppression system

  • Spray booth exhaust systems and the fire suppression system

  • Dust collection systems

Other approvals which may be required :

Site Plan Control

If your property is in an area subject to site plan control such as the “Oak Ridges Moraine”, you may have to submit an application for site plan approval. Contact the Planning Department at 905-833-5321.

Municipal Services

Availability of Municipal services to service buildings Contact Engineering & Public Works 905-833-5321.

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

If your property is located within the Authority’s regulated area, you may require further approval. L.S.R.C.A-

Toronto Region Conservation Authority

If your property is located within the Authority’s regulated area, you may require further approval. T.R.C.A.

Heritage Approval

If your property is designated or has historical interest you may require approval from the Heritage Advisory Committee. Please contact Kathryn Moyle 905-833-5321 ext 4018.

Committee of Adjustment

If your project does not comply with the Zoning By-Law, you may seek permission from the Committee for a minor variance. Contact Chris Cosentino 905-833-5321 X 4080.

MAF- Ministry of Agriculture & Food

Farm Buildings for housing animals or animal manure Contact 1-877-424-1300.

Ministry of Children & Youth Services

Where a building is to be used for a daycare - Ministry of Children and Youth Services approval letter Contact 1-866-821-7770.

MOE- Ministry of the Environment

Major industrial or commercial enterprises & government projects require MOE Assessments and approvals Contact 1-800-461-6290.

MTO- Ministry of Transportation

Where construction is adjacent to a highway or within 800 m of a highway & will generate major traffic. Contact 1-800-268-4686.

Region of York

Where construction is located on a regional road. Approval and securities may be required Contact (90​5)895-1231 or toll free 1-877-464-9675