Finding a Qualified Designer/Firm

The 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. Individuals and, in some instances, their firms must file with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN).

The Ministry’s Qualification and Registration Tracking System (QuARTS) includes a public registry of qualified designers and registered firms.

Building Department

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.

Click here to view the Ontario Building Officials Association’s (OBOA) May is Building Safety Month poster. With tips as seen shown on the County’s Facebook and Twitter pages.