The Building Department of Norfolk County handles the permits required for building and/or renovating.  The permits gives the builder the legal authorization to start construction.  The application forms for permits can be found on the Forms, Permits, and Licenses page.


Qualified Designers & Registered Firms

The Ontario Building Code Act requires that a range of individuals and firms responsible for design activities regulated under the Act be qualified in their appropriate area of design and, when required, registered with the Province.

Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Building InspectorsBy Phone: 519-426-5870 ext. 4677 (INSP)
By Email:

To schedule an inspection the following information is required:

  • Building Permit Number
  • Contact Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Address of the Project
  • Type of Inspection
  • Date of Inspection

Confirmation of the date your inspection has been scheduled will be provided by email or phone and a Building Inspector will contact you with an approximate time on the day of the inspection.

Last call for an inspection request is 3:00pm for following day inspections.

Requests received after 3:00pm will be scheduled two business days after the request.

Please note* All approved building permit documents are required to be onsite for the Inspector’s review, a re-inspection and additional fee may be required should documents not be made available.

To cancel an inspection, please contact a Building Permit Coordinator at 519-426-5870 ext. 6016

Office Locations

Langton Office

22 Albert St.
Langton, ON N0E 1G0
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Simcoe Office

185 Robinson Street, Suite 200
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 5L6
Ph: 519-426-5870 ext 6016
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Development Charges

The current development charges can be viewed on the Fee Schedule Page.


Financial Statements

Building Department Financial Statements 2018
Building Department Financial Statements 2017
Building Division Financial Statements 2016