Building & Planning


The Town of Erin Building Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of various Provincial Regulations and Policies such as the Ontario Building Code Act, Planning Act as they apply to buildings, structures and their occupancy and in accordance with municipal bylaws such as the Building Bylaw, Zoning Bylaw, Property Standards Bylaw, Sign Bylaw and Pool Fence Bylaw. This is accomplished through the issuance of building, septic, demolition, change of use and sign permits and by conducting inspections relating to same.

The building and septic system permit application, Application to Construct or Demolish, plans review & inspection process ensures that all health & safety standards have been met. This process was established under the Building Code in order to protect the owner and the public from deficient building standards. Depending on the location and type of project, other approvals may be required. Contact the Building Department for the list of approvals that are required for submission to the Building Department in order to obtain a building, demolition or septic permit.

For more information, please visit our Building Services website page


The Town of Erin makes local planning decisions that will determine the future of the community.
Proper land use planning will guide development decisions and provide for the orderly management of land and resources. It works better to create better social, economic and environmental outcomes locally, while also balancing the interests of individual land owners and the interests of an entire community.

The Town utilizes planning documents, such as: 

  • an Official Plan which sets out the municipality's general planning goals and policies that will guide future land use; and
  • Zoning By-Laws, which set the rules and regulations that control development as it occurs. 

For more information, please visit our Planning website page

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