Building and Support Services

Building Code

The role of the Building Department is to advise Council, the general public and the development industry on matters falling under the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code . The Chief Building Official (CBO) and Building Inspector are provided with the authority to carry out the administrative and enforcement functions under the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code.  

Building Department Mandate

The mandate of the Building Department is to ensure public safety and the well-being of the citizens of Penetanguishene. The Town is committed to the ongoing improvement of our services to the public.   Building Department staff work closely with other regulatory staff and bodies such as Fire Prevention, Health Unit, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Labour, and the Electrical Safety Authority to ensure that all applicable regulations are adhered to.

Frequent Requests

An entrance permit is required for all new entrances to be constructed as well as any alterations being made to existing entrances onto Town of Penetanguishene roads.

The Town of Penetanguishene requires residents to have a 911 number on their house so emergency personnel can find them in an emergency. The form is available in the Planning and Community Development Department at a cost of $55.00. When the form is filled out you can return it to the Planning and Community Development Department or you can take the form to the Public Works Department located at 22 Centennial Drive where you would get your sign. Payment can be made at the Planning and Community Development Department.

Available Land and Buildings

Everything you need to know about land in Penetanguishene. 

Investment Profile

Everything you need to know about the Penetanguishene Investment Profile. 

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