A Building Permit regulates construction in the community so that health, fire, structural and general safety standards are met and adhered to. 

Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, the Township's Building Department authorizes the issuance of Building Permits in compliance with the Ontario Building Code, as well as the Township's current Building By-law.

It is illegal to begin work without a building permit. Anyone who does so is in contravention of the Township's Building By-law and the Ontario Building Code, and subject to financial and legal consequences. 

Building Permit Fees

The following fee schedule is applicable as of April 26, 2023.

Permit fees are based on either a base fee plus per square foot fee, or a flat fee, as determined through the fee schedule below. The determined square footage of the building, or part of the building, that the permit has been applied for is calculated via the greater gross floor area (GFA) of the values indicated on the submitted application form or by calculation by building department staff.

Building Permit Fee Schedule 


The Township now offers two ways to apply for Building Permits. A fillable PDF Building Permit Application can be downloaded and either delivered to Town Hall, or emailed directly to the Building Department, or residents can now take advantage of Cloudpermit, an online system to apply for and track your building permits. 

Building Permit Application (fillable PDF)

Building Permit Application - Required for all eligible construction or demolition projects.
Building Permit Package

Accessory Building Form - Required for Accessory Buildings (garage, shed, secondary dwellings, etc.)

Building Permit Application (Cloudpermit Online Permitting System)

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your application anywhere, at any time. You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application. You can even request building inspections!

Getting Started with Cloudpermit

Cloudpermit Support Portal

Apply for Building Permit

Authorization Form 

An authorization form will be required if you are applying for a Building Permit on someone's behalf.
Authorization Form

Energy Efficiency Requirements 

The Ontario Building Code outlines energy efficiency requirements for construction projects. The Energy Efficiency Design Summary form is used to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design for residential construction complies with the building code.

Energy Efficiency Design Summary – Prescriptive Method (Part 9 Residential)
Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance & Other Acceptable Compliance Methods (Part 9 Residential)
Energy Efficiency Design Summary – (Part 9 Non-Residential)
Energy Efficiency Design Summary – (Part 3) 

Entrance Permits

Properties that do not currently have access from the municipal road or existing entrances that need to be altered require an entrance permit. 
Township Road (South Stormont)
County Road (United Counties)
Provincial Highway (Ministry of Transportation) 

Municipal Water/Sewer Services

The Township of South Stormont offers municipal water and sewer connection services in the village of Long Sault and Ingleside. The village of St. Andrews West, Newington and Rosedale Terrace offers municipal water only.

Property owner is also responsible for all the other costs related to the connection works to the municipal services. 

Water/Sewer Connection Application

Private Services - Wells and Septic Systems

Anywhere else in the Township, private wells can provide drinkable water to properties. Please note that well owners are responsible for ensuring that water from their wells is safe to drink. 

Septic Systems
Owners of private septic systems must conform to Part 8, of the Ontario Building Code which is enforced by the South Nation Conservation Authorities, who issues the Sewage System Permit, inspects and delivers the Compliance Certificate for said systems once all works are completed. A copy of the Compliance Certificate is required by the Building Department in order to close the file.

Water Well
If you are trying to locate a copy of the well record for your property you may be able to find it by using the Ministry's mapping tool. This map allows you to search and view well record information from reported wells in Ontario

Lot Grading
Whenever construction projects or change of use occur at a property, lot grading and drainage is a very important aspect to consider. Whatever takes place at a property in respect to improvements, lot grading and drainage cannot adversely affect any neighbouring properties. Any direct or indirect affect on the property when the lot grading and drainage has been provided must not adversely affect the environment.
Lot Grading Policy
Water/Sewer Connection Installation

Every building requiring connection to the Municipal Water and/or Sewer System shall be 
subject to the following:

  1. An application to connect to the Municipal Water and/or Sewer System shall be filed with the Chief Building Official and is subject to the fees set out in the current Fees and Charges By-law.
  2. The applicant shall be responsible for connection and all costs associated with the connection  to the municipal systems(s). When applicable, these shall include connection to the Municipality’s infrastructure at the water and/or sewer main.
  3. All connections shall be completed to the following standards (or latest revisions):
    • American Water Works Association
    • Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD)
    • Ontario Building Code
    • Ministry of Environment Regulations and Procedures
    • Township of South Stormont Site Plan and Subdivision Design Guidelines
    • Application for works within the Township Right of Way must conform to By-law 2016-024.
    • The applicant/contractor must call to request an inspection a minimum of 24 hours prior to backfill.

Water/Sewer Connection Installation