The Building department is a division of the Township of Scugog's Development Services department. The Building department:

  • Provides advice about building construction
  • Reviews building permit applications
  • Conducts building inspections, including heating and plumbing inspections.

    NOTE: All inspection requests or alternative solutions for inspections for occupied buildings shall be approved by the Chief Building Official

Building permits

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:

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.

Permit applications

As of April 1st for new applications, 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. Current active permits and new e-permits will be prioritized and reviewed based on the order of submission. Please do not start a new application if you have one in progress as they are following the current priority process. 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'.

Step 2: Invite other necessary parties, such as property owner or builder.

Step 3: Complete your application, 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:

1. Register

2. Login with your email address

3. Watch the Instructional video - How to Submit a Building Permit Application


4. Read the Instructional Screen shots – ‘How to Submit a Building Permit Application’ through Cloudpermit 

Building Guides

Building Permit Guide for Home Owners

Tents and the Ontario Building Code

 Adding an Accessory Dwelling in an Existing House

If you have an active application prior to April 1st and need to book an inspection, contact the Building Department at 905-985-7346 ext. 169 or

To book an inspection please log into Cloudpermit and follow the instructions.  Please read the instructional screen shots – ‘How to book a building inspection’ through Cloudpermit.

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

Payment for Building Permits

You can pay for your building permit with your credit card using Bambora through Cloudpermit, a third party service provider, which enables credit card holders to make building permit payments with Visa (3 percent), or Mastercard (3 percent). There is a service fee payable to Bambora in order to use this service.

Two charges will appear on your credit card statement when you use the online payment option through Cloudpermit:

  1. A principal payment amount (building permit fees), showing as a payment to the Township of Scugog
  2. A service fee amount, showing as a payment to Bambora-Service-Fee 

Please note that credit card payments are accepted for online payments only.  Credit card payments will not be accepted the Municipal Office.