Building Permits and Fees

What is a Building Permit?

The Municipality of North Grenville Building Division issues permits for the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings as well as for certain changes of use. Ontario Building Code enforcement is carried out by the North Grenville building staff, except in the case of on-site sewage systems, which is conducted by the: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) 613-692-3571

Why do you need to obtain a Building Permit?

Building permits are required under the Ontario Building Code Act. By reviewing and approving building plans before any work is done, the Municipality can ensure that buildings comply with all applicable legislation and by-laws.

How to Submit a Building Permit

  1. Click on “Application Checklist” which is a guideline on how to fill out a building permit application and what documentation is required to complete an application.
  2. Submit your completed application along with all required documentation:

    By Email
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    In Person or by mail
    Municipality of North Grenville,
    285 County Rd 44, P.O. Box 130
    Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0

  3. Base fee payments are due at time of application. The Building Department only accepts cash, debit, or cheques. Cheques can be made out to the Municipality of North Grenville.
  4. An inspector will review the application within approximately 10 Business Days; if any further information is required for permit issuance, the inspector will contact the applicant to discuss the outstanding information.
  5. For building related emergencies, please contact us directly at 613-258-9569 ext 130

Projects that REQUIRE a permit


For further information, please contact the Building Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 613-258-9569 ext. 130


Issued building permits require inspections to be performed by the Building Department in order to close permits for your property.

Required inspections for your project are listed on your building permit. We require a minimum of 48 hours notice to be able to schedule inspections on your desired inspection date. Inspections are performed either in the morning (9:00am to 12:00pm) or in the afternoon (1:00pm to 4:00pm).

When requesting your inspection please reference your name, project address, required inspection, preferred date of inspection and preferred inspection time slot of morning or afternoon.

Please reference your provided Plans Examination Report ahead of requesting your inspections as other documents may be required for your inspection as directed.

To schedule inspections, please contact the Building Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 613-258-9569 ext. 130.


What is Zoning?

Zoning is regulated by the Zoning By-Law which is a detailed land use regulatory document identifying specific provisions that may apply to the potential use of land (including buildings and structures). When reviewing development proposals and land use, Council must have regard for Provincial planning policies as well as for compliance with the Official Plan. Council may consider amendments to the Zoning By-Law in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Planning Act.

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The Permit Process


Your Ideas


Your Design

prepared by a qualified individual.

Confirm Project Zoning, Locations and Allowances

Planning information provided by the Planning Department of North Grenville

Permit Application

You complete the building permit application.

Application Review and Issuance

by the Municipality of North Grenville


Construction inspections by the Municipality of North Grenville

Issuance of Occupancy

Issuance of occupancy/final completion certificate by the Municipality of North Grenville

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Accessibility Statement

Municipal Office
285 County Road #44,
PO Box 130
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

General Inquiries

Arena Staff (business hours)
613-258-9569 ext 141 or 175

Arena Staff (evenings/weekends)
613-316-2451 or 613-316-5010

After-hours Emergency Number

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