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.
To book an inspection, please call 519.855.4407 Ext. 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide project address, permit number, type of inspection requested and your contact information.
Please see the attached list of inspections. This form will be provided with your permit documents and the required inspections will be indicated: Inspections Required Checklist
For general building permit requirements and enquiries, please email: email@example.com.
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.
Urban Design Guidelines
The Urban Design Guidelines provide both broad and specific recommendations and strategies for architectural and community design to ensure that the character defining elements of the community are maintained and enhanced through new development as well as within existing areas. Designers will use the Guidelines to help promote a healthy, sustainable and attractive community with a focus on walkability, variety, connectivity, conservation, safety and commercial viability.
The Town of Erin Urban Design Guidelines are to be used by Town staff, developers, property owners and designers throughout the development process including subdivision planning, site plan development, landscape creation and building design. This includes its connections to the surrounding rural landscapes and Erin’s historic downtowns.
For general planning enquires, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org