Building Department

Building and Renovating in Seguin

Seguin Township staff is here to support your building and renovating goals. We are pleased to offer residents, builders, and our business community the option to use Cloudpermit - an online system to apply for and track building permits.

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for, and to see, the status of your application anywhere, at any time. You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application. You can even request building inspections!

Click here to get started.

Need help with Cloudpermit?

Contact Cloudpermit Support here. 

 The Building Permit Process

1. Understand the your property's zoning and any applicable zoning regulations such as permitted uses, required setbacks lot coverage etc. Consult the links below to acquire your property zoning and the by-law to determine the regulations that apply to the property. Our planning staff are available and are happy to assist with any clarifications you may require. It is most efficient to confirm that your proposal is compliant with the Zoning by-law prior to applying for a building permit.

Zoning Map

Zoning By-Law


2. Prepare a site plan and construction plans for your proposed project. It is recommended that you use a "to-scale" survey of your property on which you can plot your proposal. It is also recommended that you retain the services of a BCIN qualified designer to complete you building plans.


Complete an application and upload your site plan and construction drawings on Cloudpermit.   
Please watch the support video to get started or reach out to the Seguin Building Department team for assistance.


Your application is then submitted for processing where it will go through a series of reviews for completeness, zoning compliance, OBC compliance, and permit issuance. You will be notified as to the progress of the application and of any required actions on your part. Inspections can be scheduled and conducted, permit documents are available in the building permit and communications can be shared through the platform.”


Building Permit Applications

Only completed applications will be received by way of email preferably submitted as one correspondence, in PDF format (zipped files will not be accepted) to If the file is too large you can use 2Big4 E-mail file transfer.For alternate arrangements please contact us at permits will be issued by e-mail, mail or by prearranged pick up time following notification of permit issuance.


Building By-Law - Rates and Fees


THE CORORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN By-law 2019-031 Building Services Fee Schedule “A”






Residential Building:
(Dwelling, Cottage, Guest Cabin etc.)

$175/ft2 of finished/habitable  floor area
$125/ft2   of unfinished/storage floor area

$10.00 per $1000 of CV OR
$1.75 per ft2 Finished/Habitable
$1.25 per ft2 Unfinished


Commercial,  Industrial  or  Institutional  Buildings: (New or addition(s) to existing)

$175/ft2 of total floor area

$10.00 per $1000 of CV


Accessory Building:
(Boathouse*,  Boatport*,  Garage,  Carport,  Shed, Porch,  Solarium,  Storage  Building,  Farm  Building etc.)

Non Habitable / Storage

$1.75/ ft2 - Minimum $500
$1.25/ ft2 - Minimum $500


Foundation Only or Foundation Repair

Flat Rate

Minimum $450 or based on value


Solid Fuel (stove, fireplace/chimney)

Flat Rate



Temporary tent

Flat Rate



Renovation or repair

$175/ft2 Finished floor area
$125/ft2 Unfinished / Storage

$10.00 per $1000 of CV



Flat Rate

$150 flat fee


Conditional / Staged Permit

Flat Rate + permit fee.

$300 plus fee at applicable rate


Change of Use

Flat Rate



Construction Without Permit

Surcharge  +  any  applicable  fine  associated with BCA prosecution.

50% increase of permit fee


Revision to Plans

Flat Rate



Additional / Special Inspection

Flat Rate



Alternative Solution Proposal

Flat Rate + Expenses

$300, plus expenses


Plumbing Only

Flat Rate



Miscellaneous/Administration (Discretion of CBO)

Flat Rate



Pre Permit Submission Zoning Analysis

Flat Rate


(1)      At the discretion of the CBO, the greater of the construction value listed on the application or construction value as determined by the CBO, based on the rates in Schedule A, will be used to calculate the permit fee.
(2)      At the discretion of the CBO, the greater of rates per square foot of floor area or based on construction value may be used.



More details are available in in By-law #2022-052



Electronic invoices will be sent through CloudPermit.

 Payments can be made by:

  • Cheque (payable to Seguin Township. Please clearly identify that the payment is for a building permit application and provide the owner's name and property address.)
  • Bank Draft
  • Cash or Debit at Seguin Township Municipal Office (5 Humphrey Drive)

*Please note that we do not have the ability to accept over the phone payments such as credit card, visa debit or e-transfer


Readiness for Inspections:

Be sure you are prepared for your inspection by reviewing and completing the applicable inspection readiness checklists below. Please have a copy of your approved plans on site for the inspector.

Inspection requests:

Please submit your request for inspection by following the link below:

Building Inspection Request Form 


Dock and Boathouse Permit Requirements 

Effective June 1, 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is no longer requiring approvals in the form of Land Use Permits and work permits for docks or boathouses unless the proposed project fits one of the following descriptions;

The dock will be supported on a new crib structure that occupies 15m² or more of the lake bed (shore lands).

A work permit from the MNRF is required.

A crib structure occupying 15m² or more of the lake bed will be completely removed. A work permit from the MNRF is required.

Any 1.5 storey boathouse that contains human habitation. A Land Use Permit from the MNRF is required.
In addition to the MNRF requirements above, any dock/boathouse that exceeds 10m² in area requires a building permit from the Township of Seguin. Any required MNRF approvals must be in place before a building permit can be issued. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at the Township of Seguin office to discuss.


Building By-laws

The Ontario Building Code is the standard for the Township of Seguin. In addition, certain local controls have been adopted to ensure the orderly development of the Municipality. A building permit is legal permission to start construction knowing that the issued drawings comply with appropriate governmental regulations. In addition, the building permit helps enforce the requirements of the Building CodeZoning By-law as well as other laws and standards to ensure compliance during construction as well as the safety of the building.

It is a homeowner's responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained before construction begins. Building without a permit is against the law and could result in you and/or your contractor being subject to fines or penalties as set out in the Building Code Act.

Building Permits are required for new buildings, renovations and additions including, but not limited to; adding a room, finishing the basement, building a garage, remodeling the interior of your house or replacing a deck. Please note that these projects must follow the requirements of Building By-law 2019-031 as well as the relevant provincial acts and regulations.

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