Building Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Township of Seguin Building Department is continuing to maintain service during the current emergency order with the following modification to services:

Office Access:

  • Building Department is closed to the public. There will be no public admittance to the building. Staff are continuing to perform their duties remotely from out of office.


Purpose of Building Permits

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 Code , Zoning By-law as well as other laws and standards to ensure compliance during construction as well as the safety of the building.

Building Without a Permit is Against the Law

It is your responsibility, as the homeowner, to ensure that a building permit is obtained before you start construction. 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.


 General Inquiries


Building Permit Application Process

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

Building 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

Building Permit Fees

Rates and fees for Building Permits can be found in By-law #2019-031

Administration Fees for Open Building Permits

Effective April 4, 2020, an administration fee for all open building permits 3 or more years old will be applied annually to each open permit file on a property until such time that the permit is closed (as per Schedule A, Section R of Building By-law No. 2019-031).  The applied fees are:

a) $75 for any project with a permit fee value under $1500,

b) $100 for any project with a permit fee value of $1500 or more but less than $5,000,

c) $150 for any project with a permit fee value of $5000 or more but less than $10,000, and

d) $200 for any project with a permit fee value of $10,000 or more.



Payments can be made by:

  • Cheque
  • Bank Draft

Payable to Seguin Township and placed in our drop box. Please clearly identify that the payment is for a building permit application and provide the owners name and property address

  • Cash or Debit

With a scheduled appointment at our office, 5 Humphrey Drive


**Please note 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 



General Information


Department Contact Information

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