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The Development 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 Development 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 Development 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.


Mike Rolph
Manager of Development Services
519-236-4351  ext. 225

Nate Latta
Building Inspector/By-law Enforcement Officer
519-236-4351  ext. 237

Nellie Evans
Administrative Assistant - Development Services Department
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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