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Building Development Services partners with the community in achieving the goal of safe and efficient construction of all buildings by liaising with citizens, businesses and government bodies regarding the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code and By-Law enforcement.


Building Development Services is responsible for ensuring that all construction in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent meets the required standards outlined in the Ontario Building Code, as well as the applicable by-laws. The building permit process assures that this mandate is achieved and protects the interests of homeowners, developers and the community. 

Building Development Services can provide you with the necessary forms, documents and approvals specific to your application. Although once the application is submitted, further documentation may be required if identified through the review process. 

We encourage you to give us a call or visit our office prior to starting your project. Our team can provide information on zoning, the Ontario Building Code, and technical advice and direction that relates to building and permit applications. We are here to help you during the application and construction process and are happy to answer any questions you may have. This will help to ensure that there are no delays when reviewing and issuing the permit.

The following permits can be obtained through the Building Department:

Please refer to the Building Permits page for more information on the building permit application process and the application requirements.