Building Applications, Forms & Fees

When applying for a building permit, you’ll need to submit the a Building Application and applicable forms (as related to the construction project) before a building permit will be issued:

To begin submitting your application online, please click this button:

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.

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

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