Building Reports

COVID-19 Pandemic Procedure

At this time, building permits will be accepted electronically by email. Please send the applicable forms and documents to If not possible to apply electronically, applications can be left at the Municipal drop box inside of the main doors of the Municipal Office, 1475 Concession 5, Kincardine. Review time will be delayed by 48 hours for all applications received by mail/drop off.

Once the application has been reviewed and is ready to be issued, applicants will be notified of application fees owing via email or phone. 

  • Payment preference is by on-line banking.  Add payee  “Municipality of Kincardine” (or Kincardine Municipality – depends on banking institution),  and selecting the non-tax option ie: water or utility and using “9999999” as the account number.  
  • It will be necessary to follow this with an e-mail to identifying the building permit number, whose name will appear on the bank notification, the payment amount and date.  
  • In limited cases, payment can be made by way of cheque deposited into the Municipal drop box at the Municipal Office identified above. 
  • Once payment is received, the building permit will be issued electronically, or arrangements can be made to be picked up.

Mandatory building inspections will continue for non-occupied buildings. Occupied residential buildings will not be inspected until further notice. Inspections of non-occupied buildings will only be conducted if no persons are present during the inspection.

Plans for any new structure, addition or renovation must be approved. A Building Permit is your formal permission to start construction or demolition.

All other Building Department services will be conducted online or by telephone.: or 519-396-3468 ext. 7124

If you are planning a construction project, the Building Department is here to help. Projects may include additions, renovations, new construction, demolition, septic systems, plumbing, signs, tents, change of building use etc.

Building Permit Application Form

Sign Permit- Please contact us

Septic Application Form

Energy Efficiency and design summary (EEDS)

Building Code Updates

The role of the Building Department is to review, issue, and inspect building permits. We ensure that structures are safe, accessible, and comply with the Ontario Building Code. Through the Code, we ensure that the minimum standard of health, life, and fire safety are maintained. We also confirm that projects comply with minimum setbacks and permitted uses of our Zoning By-law.

Before you begin construction, check to see if you require a building permit. When you have a permit check to see what inspections are required.