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The Building Services Department

The Building Services department is responsible for administering the Ontario Building Code Act, and enforcing municipal by-laws (ie Zoning By-law, Property standards, parking etc.).

Staff can help by:

Reviewing building permit applications in accordance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC)
Issuing building permits
Providing inspections for all new or renovated buildings
Processing applications for minor variances to the zoning by-law, consent and variance to the fence by-law
Responds to complaints and enforces compliance as necessary

The Building Services department is supported solely from the revenues generated by building permit fees and is provincially mandated to implement the requirements of Bill 124 as it amends the Building Code Act. The new regulations require Building Services staff to issue permits within mandated time frames, perform mandated inspections and be certified to provincial standards. Changes to OBC came into effect on July 1, 2005. Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for details.

Contact Information 

Mike Rolph, Chief Building Official 
Permits and Inspection Services: 519-236-4351 ext. 225 
Nellie Evans, Building & By-law Enforcement Clerical Assistant 
By-Law Inquiries and Complaints: 519-236-4351 ext. 236 

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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