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As a result of Ontario Regulation 82/20, made under the Reopening Ontario Act, effective January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. some construction sites operating under Building Permits issued pursuant to the Building Code Act shall be closed and/ or shall not commence.

It is the responsibility of permit holders to read, understand, keep up to date with and comply with the Ontario Regulation 82/20 and any other relevant Provincial or Municipal Emergency Orders and to determine when you are permitted to start and/ or continue construction.

Moving forward, the Town of Aylmer will continue to accept and review all permit applications. Only building permit applications for construction projects deemed essential by the Province of Ontario under O. Reg. 82/20 will be issued. Only inspections for construction projects deemed essential by the Town under O. Re. 82/20 will be booked and completed.

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 Regulatory roles for construction and renovations

Or – Download the required forms:

Please contact the Building Department at 519-773-3164 ext:4902 for assistance about building permits.

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 15 sq. m. (161 sq. ft.)
  • Renovations
  • Structural work, including alterations to interior partitions or the installation of new skylights, windows or doors
  • Demolitions
  • 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:

  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Driveways
  • Kitchen Cupboards
  • Eaves troughs
  • Fence

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

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