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The Township of Chatsworth is a partner in the shared Building Services Department with the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Municipality of West Grey, and the Township of Southgate.  The Building Services Department is located at 50 Lorne Street, Markdale ON and is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code made under the Building Code Act  and any other applicable laws and regulations, as they apply to buildings, structures and their occupancy and in accordance with the Township of Chatsworth municipal by-laws such as the Zoning By-law and Property Standards By-law. This is accomplished through the issuance of building, demolition and septic permits and by conducting inspections relating to the same.

A building permit and/or septic permit is a license which grants legal permission to start a project.  It means that the Building Services Department has approved plans for any new structure, renovation, addition or demolition or septic system installation, alteration or extension while ensuring that such approved plans comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  The plans review, approval & inspection process ensures that standards for structures, fire and life safety, and land use are met. This process was established under the Building Code in order to protect the owner and the public from deficient building standards. Depending on the location and type of project, other approvals may be required. Contact the Building Services Department for the list of approvals that are required for your project.

Please be advised that constructing or demolishing or causing the construction or demolition of any project, prior to obtaining a permit, may be subject to additional fees.

Building Services Department
Serving the Municipalities of Grey Highlands, West Grey & Townships of Chatsworth & Southgate
50 Lorne Street, PO Box 409 Markdale ON N0C 1H0
226-909-0668        Fax 226-909-0662      Toll  Free: 1-888-342-4059



Building Department
519-794-3232 ext. 127 (Telephone)