Building Applications, Forms & Fees

Building Division Timelines

Haldimand County Building Division is experiencing a higher than normal volume of Building Permit Applications, as well as general building, property and zoning inquiries.  Due to the increased activity levels and a temporary staff shortage, wait times for these services may be longer than normal. In particular, the review and issuance of Building Permits is expected to exceed the normal 10 day period.

Haldimand County Building Division is committed to providing the best service to each of our customers, while taking precautions during this unprecedented time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this period.

When applying for a building permit in person, you’ll need to submit the following documents.

  • Building Permit Applications
  • 2 sets of  drawings,
  • a site plan
  • Schedule 1: Designer Information
  • Any applicable forms (as related to the construction project)
  • Applicable fees (will be calculated by a Building Team Member)

When applying online, please use the Online Permit Application button.  All the forms, instructions and authorizations are included.

Permit Related Fees & Charges

Building Division Fees and Service Charges.  Fees are calculated based on total square meter of construction.  The fees bylaw can be viewed here:

Building Division Fees and Service Charges

Drawings & Plans

  • 2 sets of completed and detailed construction drawings
  • 2 copies of a survey or plot plan – showing measurements of lot, yards, location of proposed building, and any overhead or buried site services (Haldimand Navigator is the County’s Geographic Information System and may be of assistance in determining the location of the property).

Forms Available in Area Offices Only

  • On-Site Sewage System Permit Application
  • Certification of On-Site Sewage System
  • Structural Addition Evaluation
  • Civic Address Request

If you require further explanation of the application forms and which ones are applicable to your project, please contact a Building Inspector in a Building Division office in your area.

Other Potential Related Fees (see corresponding form for current fee)

    • Road Damage Deposit and Permit
    • Road Entrance Deposit and Permit
    • Lot Grading Fee and Deposit
    • Water and Sewer Connection Permit
    • Model Home Deposit
    • Temporary Mobile Home Deposit
    • Existing Dwelling Deposit
    • Civic Address Request
    • HST

Other Agency Approvals

(when required and received PRIOR to submitting the building permit application)

Construction Near Streams or in Flood Prone Areas

Grand River Conservation Authority (519-621-2761) or
Long Point Conservation Authority (1-888-231-5408) or
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (905-788-3135) or

Construction Affecting Designated Heritage Buildings

Heritage Haldimand (905) 318-5932 ext 6346 or

Construction in Close Proximity to Intensive Animal Operations

Ministry of Agriculture & Food (519) 826-3100

Construction Setbacks and Entrance Permits on Provincial Highways

Ministry of Transportation 1(800) 265-6072

Construction Requiring Environmental Compliance Approval

Ministry of Environment 1(800) 461-6290