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.


Building Department Services During COVID-19

*revised April 3, 2020

Norfolk County is actively monitoring the global outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19 and taking steps to protect the health and safety of our community. Those steps include closing all County buildings to the public until further notice.

Office Hours

The Building Department will be closed to walk-ins until further notice.


Inspections are suspended for the time being. However, other options may be considered on a case by case basis, as approved by the Chief Building Official. Please email or call 519-426-5870 ext. 4677

Building Permit Applications

Building applications can be submitted electronically to and forms for this purpose are online at Forms, Permits, and Licences Page. Permits will be reviewed and issued by staff in the normal course however, there may be a slight delay.  Payments will be resolved at a later date.


For all inquiries general inquiries to building please call 519-426-5870 ext. 6016 or email


Now Available: Building Permit Dashboard

An interactive map that provides information about building permits that have been issued in Norfolk County.  Information that you may access could be; type of permit, location of permit or the permit issued date.  To try out our newest service option, simply click on the link Building Permits Dashboard.

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.

Now Available: Building Inspections Mon-Fri 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

By 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

To view the current Development Charge Fees please click on the link Development Charges Brochure


Financial Statements

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