A building official is a person appointed by a municipality or other principle authority to enforce the Building Code Act, 1992, the Ontario Building Code, and the applicable by-laws. They often carry different titles such as Chief Building Official, supervisor, manager, or inspector, but all are members of the same profession.

As a Building Official it is our job to:

  • ensure all permit applications conform to applicable laws and that plans conform to the Ontario Building Code
  • examine and inspect construction within a municipality to ensure compliance with the design plans, the Building Code, and other applicable regulations.
  • apply, interpret and enforce Building Code Requirements.
  • Applying legislative action such as issuing orders to gain compliance if not given voluntarily.


Our building officials are here to help you throughout the permit process and if you have any questions, you can either drop by our office or give us a call at (519)360-1998.*