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Building Department

The Building Department reviews all building plans to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code.  They also process and administer building/development applications for the Town of Goderich and inspect all ongoing construction for compliance with the Building Code.  

All permits listed below may be submitted electronically to the Chief Building Official. Click here to email the CBO directly.

For information regarding Building and Demolition Permits as well as Development Charges click here

For information on the Backflow Prevention Program click here

The Building Department also requires permits and/or applications to be made with respect to the following.  These permits and applications may also be submitted electronically to the Chief Building Official.  Click here to email the CBO directly.

Plumbing Permits
Application for Plumbing and Site Services
Sign Permits (including Sandwich Board signs) 
Sign By-Law
Sign Permit Application 
Sandwich Board Sign Agreement 

Heritage Permits, Applications, Tax Refund Program and By-Law

Heritage Permit Kit Guide and Application Form

Heritage By-Law

Restoration and Façade Application By-Law

Heritage Tax Refund Program Application

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Goderich Town Hall: 57 West Street, Goderich, ON N7A 2K5, Phone: 519-524-8344, Email:
Tourism Goderich: Phone: 519-524-6600, Toll-Free: 1-800-280-7637, Email:

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