Application Process


When a building permit is required, an application must be filed with the Building Division using the appropriate forms. Once submitted with all the necessary documentation, a permit will be issued after the application has been checked to insure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the Municipality’s zoning By-law and any other applicable regulations. The Chief Building Official is responsible for the issuance of all building permits.


    1. Complete and sign the Building Permit Application form. In some cases (such as for wood stoves, swimming pools, signs etc.) specialized application forms have been provided.
    2. The completed application form must be accompanied by the following documents:
      1. a deed indicating the name of the registered owner of the property for which the permit is to be issued
      2. a site plan showing the location of all existing and proposed buildings or additions on the lot in relation to the property boundaries
      3. drawings of the proposed building, additions or alteration showing sufficient detail in order to determine compliance with the Ontario Building Code
      4. Energy Efficiency Design Summary (prescriptive method or performance method) demonstrating compliance with the Supplementary Standard SB-12
      5. (for rural properties) complete and sign a copy of the Certification of Licensing form for the well drilling contractor
      6. (for rural properties) complete and sign the Well Construction Agreement form
      7. attach a copy of the Septic System Permit (rural) or the Water/Sewer Connection Permit (urban), whichever is applicable. These permits are required for all new construction and some additions and renovations

      For more information please contact:

      Septic System Permit
      Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District
      Health Unit, Part VIII Program
      458 Laurier Blvd.
      Brockville, ON
      K6V 7A3
      Tel: (613) 258-5941
      Fax: (613) 258-1407

      Water/Sewer Connection Permit
      Municipality of North Grenville
      285 County Rd 44
      Kemptville, ON
      K0G 1J0
      Tel: (613) 258-9569
      Fax: (613) 258-1441

    3. Obtain an Entrance Permit from the relevant road authority:

      County Road Entrance Permit

      County Roads Department
      United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
      PO Box 729
      Brockville, ON
      K0G 1J0
      Tel: (613) 342-3840

      Municipal Roads Entrance Permit

      Municipality of North Grenville
      285 County Rd 44
      Kemptville, ON
      K0G 1J0
      Tel: (613) 258-9569

    4. Capital Development Charge is assessed by the Municipality for all new buildings. Proof of payment of this fee must be provided before a building permit can be issued
    5. All “builders” who construct new homes for the purpose of re-sale must provide proof of registration with the Tarion New Home Warranty Plan
    6. The Building Permit Fee must be paid before the permit can be issued
    7. Other Land Use approval permits may be required from such agencies as the local Conservation Authority, the provincial Ministry of Transportation, etc; depending on the nature of the project and the specific location of the site