Chief Building Official
519-482-3997 Ext. 1238
The Municipality of Central Huron Building Department is responsible for the administration of the Building Code, the Building Code Act, the Zoning By-law and other applicable laws and standards. The department issues building permits and provides inspections for all new or renovated buildings within the Municipality. The main objective of the Building Department is to ensure that buildings are constructed to meet the health and safety provisions of the Ontario Building Code. Municipal residents are encouraged to contact the Building Department with any questions they may have regarding building permits.
Looking for a Buidling Permit?
Check out the BUIDLING PERMIT INFORMATION GUIDE to make sure you are on track.
Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) What is it and what do I need to do?
Check out the MDS Information Guide
***If you are planning on applying for a building permit, make sure you are aware of the NEW BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS as of January 1, 2012!
Will I need a building permit to install a PV Solar Panel System?
Yes, a building permit is required. Under the Ontario Building Code, building permits are required for the construction and renovation of buildings. Building Code enforcement and permit issuance are local responsibilities. Under the Building Code, solar PV panels measuring 5 meters square or more are considered "designated structures". Designated structures require a building permit.
Does the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) need to do an inspection?
All new wiring or wiring alterations to your home, including the installation of solar PV panels, require an inspection by the Electrical Safety Authority. This inspection is also a requirement for connecting to your local utility grid (as an Embedded Generation Facility). Contact CANADIAN SOLAR SOLUTIONS to learn more.
When is a Building Permit Needed for Solar Panels?
OBC 184.108.40.206.(f) A building permit is required for any solar collector that is mounted on a building and has an aggregate face area equal to or greater than 5 sq m.
Permit Requirements for Solar Panels mounted on ANY building
Engineer design to confirm the structural adequacy of the building (ie trusses).
Engineer design for the solar panel unit and how it is mounted to the building.
Final Engineer Report to confirm connection as per the design submitted for permit