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Building Permits

The Building Department is now accepting applications for all building permits through Cloudpermit. 

You must submit an application for a building permit if you want to:

  • Construct a new building or structure;
  • Change the use of the building or structure;
  • Repair, renovate, add to, or demolish an existing building;
  • Install a swimming pool;
  • Build a deck;
  • Erect a sign;
  • Erect a special events tent;
  • Alter most building and structures on your property; or
  • Install a new septic system

All applications are reviewed for compliance with the Ontario Building Code and Zoning By-law requirements.

How to apply for a Building Permit 

The Municipality of North Perth Building Department has contracted Cloudpermit to provide an online building permit application service to residents and contractors in an effort to streamline the building permit process and reduce our carbon footprint.

Applications for a building permit are made online using the Cloudpermit platform. Cloudpermit allows you to apply for and check the status of your application anywhere, at any time. In Cloudpermit you can:

  • Start an application and finish it later,
  • Message and receive messages from staff about the application.
  • Receive email notifications when there is an update on the status of the application.
  • Upload your drawings and forms.
  • Download the permit, inspection reports and payment invoices/receipts.
  • Request and schedule inspections.
  • Provide access to your contractors, architects, engineers and others. 

Cloudpermit Applicant User Guide
Cloudpermit Support

To obtain a Building Permit you need to:

  1. Register at 
  2. Once registered, you can Login at
  3. Watch the instructional video below:

Property Lines

If you are putting up a fence, building a structure, or having a dispute with your neighbour, you need to know where your property lines are located.  Only an Ontario Land Surveyor can provide you with a survey of your property.  The Municipality does not keep Land Surveys on file.

To find an Ontario Land Surveyor, visit the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If the area of the tent is greater than 60 meters squared (645 square feet)
  • Tents greater than 225 meters squared (2,421 feet square) must have the tent framing and anchorage system designed and the installation inspected by a professional engineer
  • All tent fabric must comply with CAN/ULC-S109 or NFPA 701 flammability standards

The building department issues septic permits and conducts inspections within North Perth for:

  • New septic system installations
  • Alterations to existing systems
  • Failed septic systems

If you have any questions, contact the building department.

A North Perth Building Official must inspect each major phase of a construction project to ensure the work follows the approved plans. A building permit includes a list of inspections the project requires.

It is a property owner's responsibility to ensure that the Municipality is contacted to request an inspection at least 24 hour before work continues, from one inspection stage to the next.

To arrange an inspection, please visit Cloudpermit

Normal inspections include:

  • Excavation – prior to placement of concrete
  • Services – installation of sanitary, storm and water services
  • Septic – after excavation of distribution piping bed and prior to system backfill
  • Foundation – prior to backfill
  • Under floor drains – prior to covering
  • Framing – prior to insulation
  • Air Barrier – prior to starting exterior cladding
  • HVAC – rough in
  • Plumbing – rough in
  • Insulation/Vapour barrier – prior to covering
  • Occupancy- this must be obtained prior to occupancy
  • Final plumbing inspection
  • Final building inspection

Please note the Municipality does not review or inspect electrical work. Contact the Electrical Safety Authority at 1-877-421-2228 for electrical permits.

  1. Fill out an online application for a permit to construct or demolish
  2. Pre-registered Cloud Permit Applicants can apply for a building permit online

How much does a building permit cost?

The Building Department Fee schedule outlines all costs associated with building permits. 

You can fill out a application on your mobile device, tablet or assistance is available at the building department. Please contact the office if assistance is required. 

Contact Us

Municipality of North Perth
330 Wallace Avenue North
Listowel, ON N4W 1L3

Tel: 519-291-2950
Toll Free: 1-888-714-1993

Building Department - General Inquiries
Email the Building Department
620 Wallace Ave. S., Listowel, ON N4W 1Y4
T.: 519-291-6825 ext. 3107
Toll Free:: 888-714-1993
F.: 519-291-4967
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Olivia Haines
Building & Planning Administrative Assistant
Email the Building & Planning Administrative Assistant
620 Wallace Ave. S., Listowel, ON N4W 1Y4
T: 519-291-6825 ext. 3107
F: 519-291-4967
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Sally McMullen
Chief Building Official
Email the Chief Building Official
620 Wallace Ave. S., Listowel, ON N4W 1Y4
T.: 519-291-6825 ext. 3200
Toll Free:: 888-714-1993
F.: 519-291-4967
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Nathan Freeland
Building Inspector, Plans Examiner and Permit Clerk
Email the Building Inspector, Plans Examiner and Permit Clerk
620 Wallace Ave. S., Listowel, ON N4W 1Y4
T: 519-291-6825 ext. 3204
F: 519-291-4967
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Mario Blazevic
Building Inspector
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620 Wallace Ave. S., Listowel, ON N4W 1Y4
F: 519-291-4967
T: 519-291-6825 ext. 3201
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