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Chatham-Kent Building Department COVID-19 Update

Here at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the health and safety of our residents, clients and staff remains our top priority. Following the recommendations of health officials we have encouraged staff to begin working from home in order to do our part to help prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Municipal Offices are Closed

For all general inquiries such as determining your property's zoning, building permit application requirements, fee information or by-law enforcement, we would encourage you to visit our on-line resources available at Otherwise you may contact a Customer Service Representative at 519-360-1998 who will forward your call to the appropriate representative for response.

Building Permit Applications

During regular business hours, building permit applications may be dropped off to the Civic Centre located at 315 King Street West, Chatham. A drop box is located outside of the front main entrance. 

We also encourage submitting electronic applications. Should you wish to do so, please email your building permit application and plans to

  • A confirmation email will be sent to you that they have been received.
  • Once the application is reviewed, should there be anything else required, you will receive a phone call or email advising of the missing documents.


Once you have been contacted that your building permit is ready for pick-up, you will be required to make payment by phone using a credit card.

Please call 519-360-1998 and quote your Building Permit # that starts with PRBD….
The Customer Service Representative will take your payment and send both you and the Building Department a receipt via email. Once this receipt of payment has been received you can ask to speak with a Building representative to make arrangement to pick up your permit and drawings.

If you prefer to have the permit emailed to you that can be arranged. Building plans can be dropped off on site by the Inspector during the first inspection called for.

Building Permit Inspections

Inspections can be scheduled by calling 519-360-1998 and asking for the Building Department.

Application Related Inquiries

If you have questions regarding the conditions identified within your project status, please call 519-360-1998 and ask for the Building Department.

Below are a list of available resources to help with your inquiries:

We understand this may cause an inconvenience to many of you, however given the current circumstances we believe this is the best option and appreciate your patience as we move through this.

Thank you all for your patience during this time.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Building Development Services


Media Contact:

Paul Lacina CBO
Building Development Services
519-360-1998 x 3240
519-436-3215 Fax
315 King Street West, Chatham, ON N7M 5K8