As per the Emergency Order enacted by the Province of Ontario, no new non-essential construction is to start if your permit was issued on or after January 14, 2021 effective immediately. Until such time as the Order is lifted or altered to once again allow non-essential construction this will remain in effect.

If you have been issued your permit prior to the enactment of the Emergency Order you may continue with your construction. Inspections will be carried out as required.

Due to the restrictions of the on-going pandemic, one (1) person may accompany the Inspector to be made aware of any issues or concerns.

To send any applications or supporting documentation electronically, please email building.

The Building Department administers and enforces regulations from the Building Code Act, Building By-Law​, and Swimming Pool Fence By-Law. Building permits and inspections ensure that building projects comply with the property's zoning, along with health, safety, fire protection, accessibility, and conservation standards.

Further information on these changes could be obtained from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing website, or by contacting the Chief Building Official.

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The following is a list of the types of permit applications:​

  • Construction permits
  • Demolition permits
  • Interior & Exterior alterations
  • Sewage System permits
  • Pool enclosure permits
  • Deck 2 feet or higher above adjacent surfaces
  • Repairs to an existing sewage system or the installation of a new sewage system
  • Free Standing signs
  • Any installation or alteration of a plumbing system (water supply, drain, waste or vent). Including alterations to install a water softener
  • Change of Use
  • Building a Fireplace
  • Fences
  • Lot Grading

Permit fees

Refer to the current fees for building permit application review. Payment of a permit fee is due prior to the release of a building permit.

Development Charges

The Township is responsible for the collection of development charges in accordance with the Development Charges Act.

Development charges:

  • are collected at the building permit approval stage;
  • help pay for the costs of providing the infrastructure required by new development.

Development Charge By-law No. 16-35 includes both development charges which are applicable on a municipal-wide basis and on an urban service area basis which is payable in addition to the municipal-wide charge.

The background study on the current development charges, along with a development charges informational pamphlet that provides the current development charge rates for all residential and non-residential development are available for review.

Simcoe County Development Charges

The Simcoe County background study along with the development charges informational pamphlet.

Educational Charges

Simcoe County District School Board Educational Development Fees

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Educational Development Fees 

By-law enforcement

Building Services is responsible for the enforcement of the following municipal by-laws:

  • Zoning By-laws
  • Property Standards By-law
  • Land Maintenance By-law
  • Lot Grading, Filling and Dumping By-law
  • Fence By-law
  • Sign By-law
  • Sidewalk Snow Removal By-law

Complaints regarding violations related to these by-laws can be filed at the Town of Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Office, by phone at 705-434-5055 ext. 240 or by email at


  • A complete Building Permit Application shall consist of completed Application form, all applicable law approvals including Zoning/Site Plan approval​
  • No person can construct or demolish a building without first obtaining a permit from the Chief Building Official
  • Permit Application and Authorization Form​ are available at the Building Department window, 7855 Side Road 30, Alliston, ON, or by linking on the permit application page
  • Structures less than 10 m² (107 ft² ) do not require a permit, however, they are still required to conform with Zoning By-laws for setbacks and lot coverage
  • Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size.  See Building fees section
  • Projects that increase the assessed value of the property will increase taxes
  • Constructing a building without a permit may be subject to penalties including fines and removal