Building Services

The Municipality of Meaford's Building Department administers the provisions of the Ontario Building Code and local Zoning Regulations, promoting public safety in all matters of building, renovating, and demolishing.

The Building Department provides the following services to residents of the Municipality:

  • Plans Review - Confirming compliance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and Applicable Laws
  • Issuing Permits for Building, Plumbing, and Demolition
  • Inspections
  • Property Addressing

To assist you through the Permit process, the Building Department has developed pdf A Guide to Building (760 KB)  that provides important information for applicants. If you have any questions, please contact the building department directly for further guidance and information.


Rick Carefoot - Chief Building Official 519-538-1060 ext 1113,

Tammy Dobie - Deputy Chief Building Official 519-538-1060 ext. 1114, 


Applications and Related By-laws

This section describes the process to obtain a permit, including downloadable applications to assist in applying, as well as applicable By-Laws to be aware of during the process.

Applicable Laws

The Building Department cannot issue a permit unless the proposal complies with all other applicable laws. This section highlights some approvals that may be required for your project, and where additional information can be located if needed.

Building Fees

See the schedule for fees of services offered by the Building Department. Some activities may also require the payment of Development Charges.

Building FAQ

See some of our most frequently asked questions regarding the Building process and Building Permits.

Building Reports

These Building reports list the number of building permits issued each month in the Municipality of Meaford.

Ontario Building Code

See the full Building Code and Building Code Act on the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.



If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. 

Find out what it means for you. For more information, visit WSIB Ontario's website, linked below.  



  • 2019-03-25T18:22:24+0000
    #Meaford Council meeting is starting up this afternoon at 2:30pm with an education session on reserves and reserve funds, with regular Council starting at 3:00pm. Rogers will not be filming this session, but you can watch it live online at

  • 2019-03-25T15:53:54+0000
    It's the last week for early bird dog tags! Make sure you register your dog with the Municipality of #Meaford by March 31st to take advantage of the early bird prices.

  • 2019-03-21T12:29:31+0000
    The municipal office will be closed this morning for a staff meeting. We will reopen at 10:30 a.m.

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