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Municipality of Port Hope Building Services staff can help you with your building and renovation projects in accordance with the Ontario's Building Code and the Municipality of Port Hope Zoning By-law, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, to ensure the standards for construction and plumbing are consistent throughout the Province of Ontario. We review permit applications, issue permits, and conduct inspections for:

  • Additions and renovations
  • Demolitions 
  • Accessory buildings (i.e. sheds, garages, shops)
  • Energy efficiency certifications
  • Swimming pool enclosures
  • Sign permits and variances
  • Temporary tent permits
  • Zoning and property usage requirements

Northumberland County is responsible for Septic Systems Permits.

If you are thinking of doing work to your home or property, we can help you create safe, accessible, and sustainable buildings, and apply and follow building standards. We also evolve with the changing construction industry.

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Building Permits

Apply for building permits and consultation meetings online.

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Plumbing Permits

Information on application forms, fees, and inspections for plumbing and sewage.

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Swimming Pool Permits

Visit for information and applications on building a swimming pool.

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Heritage Permits

Changes to heritage homes require approval, which you can apply for here.

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