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Building Department

Building Department

Lion's Head, Ontario
Please note: Some business hours may vary due to COVID-19.

Don Johnstone, Chief Building Official (on leave)

Wendy Elliott, Deputy Chief Building Official
(519) 793-3522, X227

Jim Bell, Sewage System Inspector
(519) 793-3522, X258

The primary role of the Building Department is to promote and assist development in compliance with Federal, Provincial, County and local regulations.  By enforcing building codes and assisting builders, the Municipality ensures that the structures are safe, not only for today but for many years to come.

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory Workplace  Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage have changed.  Do you run your own construction business?  Are the the purchaser of construction services?  Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed.  Find out what it means to you. 

Contractors are reminded that forty-eight (48) hours notice shall be given when booking an inspection.  Please contact Charlotte Martindale at (519) 793-3522, X226 (or email to to book all inspections. 

  • building, plumbing and water/sewer connection permits
  • all related inspections for permits issued
  • renovation and demolition permits
  • WETT inspections
  • fencing disputes


Click to complete and print:

Building Permits:
- Building Permit/Demolition (fillable) application form
- Energy Efficiency Design Summary (fillable) form

The Municipality is responsible for the issuance of permits and inspections of newly installed and/or alterations or repairs for sewage systems.  Please contact the Building Department at (519) 793-3522, X226 if you have questions. 

To view and/or print this information, click below, where applicable:

Sewage System Permits:

  • Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish
  • Building Alteration Application
  • Guidelines for Submission of an Application for a Sewage System Permit

A Guide to Obtaining a Building Permit

Line Fences Act

WSIB Brochure (Clearance Numbers)

56 Lindsay Road 5
Lion's Head, Ontario, N0H 1W0
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