Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 the province moves to Modified Step Two of the Reopening Plan. Scugog municipal services, including Building services will move back to virtual options in addition to online options and the document drop box currently available.

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

Should you require to speak with a member of Building staff in person, appointments are required (no walk-ins).  Appointments with a maximum of 2 people permitted to attend a single scheduled appointment.  To make an appointment with Building Department Staff for virtual or select services, please email building@scugog.ca.  Please complete our COVID-19 screening form http://covidassessment.scugog.ca/ before coming to your appointment. Once complete, you will get a checkmark validating you are okay to attend the office in person. You will need to show this to staff upon arrival.

Building permits

Planning to construct or demolish? You must file a building permit application with the Building department. Your application must include:

  • Required drawings of your building project
  • Site Plan
  • Required fees listed in the Building By-law

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.

Building Guides

Tents and the Ontario Building Code

 Adding a Second Unit in an Existing House

To book and inspection, contact the Building Department at 905-985-7346 ext. 169 or buildingdepartment@scugog.ca

The Building department also reviews any Application to Construct or Demolish.

Payment for Building Permits

You can pay for your building permit with your credit card using Paymentus, a third party service provider, which enables credit card holders to make building permit payments with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. There is a 2.5 per cent service fee payable to Paymentus in order to use this service.

Two charges will appear on your credit card statement when you use this payment option:

  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 Paymentus-Service-Fee

In order to make a payment, visit the Paymentus website or click on the Paymentus button below.


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