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Building Permits

Building in Aylmer

Every owner of property in the Town of Aylmer who wishes to carry out any type of renovation, addition or new construction must contact the municipal office and speak to the Chief Building Official in the Planning and Development Department, to determine if a permit will be required for the works proposed. If it is determined that a permit is required, forms are available at the Municipal Office or individuals may utilize the Ministry forms found at

OR - Download the required forms here:

The Ontario Building Code allows for the following timelines for the issuance of Permits:

Decks, additions etc - 10 business days
Residences, single, detached, semi - 10 business days
Commercial, Industrial, Institutional - 20 business days

The links below provide information as to documentation that may be required when submitting a permit application for your project.



New Construction - Residential


Accessory Buildings


Special Events - Tents

The following projects require a building permit:

A new building greater than 10 sq. m. (108 sq. ft.)
Structural work, including alterations to interior partitions or the installation of new skylights, windows or doors
Additions (including garages, porches, carports, decks, dormers etc.)
Mobile Homes
Prefabricated Structures
Plumbing, Heating and Ventilation Systems
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Pools (inground or above ground)
Temporary Buildings
Replacing or installing new plumbing

The following projects do not require a building permit:

Kitchen Cupboards
Eaves troughs

Note: Although a Building Permit may not be required you MUST still comply with the requirements of the applicable Municipal Zoning By-Law.

Please contact Town Hall at 519-773-3164 for assistance about building matters.

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