Building Permit Information

Applying Building Permit Online

The Township of King is now accepting electronic building permit applications.
Building permit applications can be submitted by email in PDF format to If the files are over 10MB, your submissions may be rejected. Please request a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) by emailing us at

For information on our electronic building submissions requirements, please refer to our guide by clicking the link below:

Electronic Building Permit Application Submission Requirements

For Building permit fee(s), refer to our Building By-Law 2008-41 and its fee schedule below:

Building By-Law 2008-41 & Schedule

Building Permit Fees Currently in Review

This is to advise that the Township of King is currently undertaking a review of its Building Permit Fees schedule currently set out in By-law 2008-41. Building Permit fees are required to be fully recovering both direct and indirect costs of administering and enforcing the Building Code Act and regulations under Bill 124.

The current fees have not been increased since they were set by bylaw in 2009.  Due to inflation and increased complexities of today’s construction, the fees will necessarily be increasing substantially to more closely reflect today’s costs of administering and enforcing the Building Code. As compared to other neighbouring municipalities, many of our fees are currently 1/3 of the cost.

A report from staff will be coming forward at the June 14, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting, to recommend a revised fee schedule to reflect current costs. The Building Bylaw fees will be recommended to become part of the Township’s Fees & Charges bylaw to consolidate all fees into one bylaw. This will require necessary bylaw amendments to the Building and the Fees & Charges By-Laws. At that time, we will also address some minor housekeeping amendments, clarifications, and corrections of the Building Bylaw.  These two bylaws will be presented to Council for adoption on June 28th, 2021.

Due to the length of time since our last fee increases, and the resulting expected significant increases, staff will be proposing a phase-in approach to the expected fee increases. The first increase in fees will be recommended to take place effective July 1, 2021 and then phase in for the balance of the year.
The June 14, 2021, staff report is available below. The public notice for this meeting previously published is found here for information on how to participate or to provide comment to the meeting.

Report with attachments:

2021-003 Building Permit Fees report with attachments

Draft update Buildings Bylaw showing significant changes:

2021-060 - Draft Building Bylaw

Development Charge Information

Development charges provide for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures from new development. The Development Charges Act, 1997, is the statutory basis to recover these charges. They are also levied on residential, industrial, commercial and institutional development at either subdivision approval or at building permit issuance in accordance with the Township's current  by-law. These charges can be reviewed on our Budget & Finances page using the following link: Development Charges

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