Planning to construct or demolish? You must file a building permit application with the Building department.
List for required documentation will change for each type of permit but at a minimum:
- Township Approved site plan
- Construction plans and other required plans (HVAC,EEDs, truss plans, etc.)
Other required documents may include one or more of the following:
- Health Department permit
- Conservation Authority permit
- Water/Sewer Connection permit
- MTO approval
- Other documents as required
A list of other required forms to fill out can be found below:
Permit Application Fees
Required fees for building permits are listed in the Building By-law. Invoices are created in Cloudpermit by the Building Inspector. The following forms can be used to estimate the required fees:
View our Building Permit Requirements for a list of what you need to include with your application.
The Chief Building Official or the Building Inspector reviews permit plans to ensure that they meet the Ontario Building Code, Building By-law and other related by-laws and laws, and regulations for fire safety systems.
The Township of Scugog is pleased to offer residents, builders, and the business community Cloudpermit - an online system to apply for and track your building permits. Please be patient while we make these improvements to serve you better.
Step 1: Start creating a new application by clicking the button 'Create your first application'. Note: Make sure that you always remain on the Township of Scugog for location.
Step 2: Invite other necessary parties, such as the property owner or builder.
Step 3: Complete your application, and upload all required documents.
Step 4: Verify, Sign and Submit for review.
Step 5: Once the completed application is received you will be invoiced and pay the fees either online or over-the-counter.
Step 6: Revise the application based on the feedback from the Township of Scugog.
Step 7: Watch for follow-up emails to make sure the process keeps going.
If you plan to build, renovate or demolish please apply for a building permit through Cloudpermit, online:
- Register https://ca.cloudpermit.com/registration
- Login http://ca.cloudpermit.com/login with your email address
- Watch the Instructional video - How to Submit a Building Permit Application
- Read the Instructional Screenshots – ‘How to Submit a Building Permit Application’ through Cloudpermit
Payment for Building Permits
You can pay for your building permit with a debit/credit card on Cloudpermit using Paymentus. Paymentus is a third-party service provider, which enables debit/credit card holders to make permit payments with Visa, Mastercard, and debit with a 2.5% service fee payable to Paymentus.
Two charges will appear on your card statement when you use the online payment option through Cloudpermit:
A principal payment amount (building permit fees), showing as a payment to the Township of Scugog
A service fee amount, showing as a payment to Paymentus-Service-Fee
Please note that credit card payments are accepted for online payments only. Credit card payments will not be accepted at the Municipal Office.
We understand that not everyone has access to or are well-versed in the online sphere, so traditional processes for paper applications and in-person payments will still be available at the Township Office should you prefer that method. Please contact the Building Department at 905-985-7346 ext. 169 or firstname.lastname@example.org