Apply for a Permit


**NEW** Cloudpermit online application system

Starting in January 2022, the Municipality is accepting permit applications through our online system Cloudpermit.  We have implemented a new permit software called Cloudpermit to allow you to submit a number of permit applications online. We do understand that not everyone will be able to submit digital files and we will be still accepting hard copy submissions to our office. 

Features of the new system include:

  • Apply for and see the status of your permit application anywhere, at any time
  • You can start an application and finish it later
  • Receive email updates on the status of your permit application
  • A record of permit documents will be retained under your online profile for future reference
  • Request inspections online with inspection results sent straight to your email

 Submitting a permit application using Cloudpermit

Apply for a Permit through Cloudpermit


Types of permit applications accepted on Cloudpermit

The following permits will be accepted using the new system:

  • Building
  • Plumbing
  • Septic
  • Sign
  • Pool Enclosure
  • Demolition
  • Conditional
How to create a Cloudpermit account
To get started with Cloudpermit, you need to first Create an Account. 

Note: you will need an email address to use the system.

  1. Go to the Cloudpermit site
  2. Click on “CREATE  NOW” found under the Register for an account column.
  3. Provide your email address.
  4. Cloudpermit will send an email to the address you have provided.
  5. Open the email and complete the registration process.
    Note: this email is only valid for 24 hours.

The next time you visit the site, you’ll login using your email and password.

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Register for your Cloudpermit Account here

How to start a new application

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Login to Cloudpermit.

  1. Click the “Apply for a Permit” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Create a New Project, and give it a name. Some combination of your address and the project type might
    be a good way to keep track if you’ll be applying for multiple permits (for example - 123 Park Avenue - Basement Development). Then select NEXT
  3. Provide the Location where the work will be taking place. Ensure to change to the applicable municipality (drop-down menu). You can then type in your address, street or roll number, OR you can find your property on the map. Once you have the correct location (it appears under the map), select NEXT
  4. Select the Application Type and Category appropriate for your project. Most of the categories are self-explanatory, but note that you would select “accessory structures” for smaller structures like sheds and detached garages. Then select NEXT
  5. At this point, you’ll see a Summary. Check if the information is accurate. If you need to make changes, use the “Back” button. If everything is correct, select CREATE APPLICATION.

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After you submit your application

Once you have submitted your application, it will appear in the Cloudpermit dashboard.

To find out more information about a specific permit application, simply find the permit and select OPEN WORKSPACE. The permit workspace will open where you can view the current step of the application, upload attachments, and view messages about the application. 

Payment of applicable permit fees
Applicable permit fees will be displayed in the permit workspace.  
Sending a message regarding your permit

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Permit Issued
Once a permit has been issued, a notification will be sent to all parties associated with the application. A copy of the permit can be downloaded in the permit workspace. 
Request an inspection

Applicants, builders and other parties part of an application can request an inspection through Cloudpermit.

  1. Open the permit workspace you wish to request an inspection for, and scroll down to the Inspections tab and select REQUEST AN INSPECTION for the type of inspection you wish to request. Note: many inspection types may show up for a permit so be sure to select the correct type. 
  2. Select the date and time slot you wish the inspection to occur. 
  3. You may also input notes for the inspector
  4. Finalize your inspection request by clicking CREATE INSPECTION REQUEST

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Cloudpermit technical support

For all technical related questions related directly to Cloudpermit please visit their support portal or use the chat box on your application page to speak directly with staff. 

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Submitting a permit application in paper form

We do understand that not everyone will be able to submit digital files and we will be still accepting hard copy submissions to our office. Copies of applications and forms are available on our Building page. Please contact Building Services at 519-235-0310 extension 6 to make arrangements to submit your permit application in paper form. 

Paying for your Permit

Fees are required and may be paid by cash, cheque, debit, or online using your Visa/MasterCard. 

Online Payments
You can pay your building permit online using Visa, MasterCard, or Visa Debit. 

You will need the following information:

  • Your building permit number (obtained from the Building Department)
  • The amount you wish to pay
  • Your credit card

Please note that there is a convenience fee that is collected and paid to USTI Canada for using the online payment system. You will also need to register for an account if it is your first time using the system. 

Building Permit Resources

For more information about residential construction projects and building permit guide, please visit our Building page. Alternatively, you may contact the Building Department by Emailing the Building Department or by phone at 519-235-0310 extension 6.


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We work hard to ensure that everyone can access the information and services they need.

For information in alternative formats or assistance accessing information, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-235-0310. 

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