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Phillip Lappan
Chief Building Official
7 Creswell Drive
PO Box 490
Trenton, ON K8V 5R6
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Tel: 613-392-2841 x4472
Toll Free: 1-866-485-2841
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Please read the notices below from Chief Building Official Phillip Lappan regarding delivery of building inspection & permit services during this time.    

Updated: Interim Measures during COVID-19 - A message from Chief Building Official Phillip Lappan

Interim Measures during COVID-19 - A message from Chief Building Official Phillip Lappan 

The Building Services Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Building Code Act and Building Code Regulations. The department consists of the Chief Building Official (CBO), three Senior Building Inspectors, two Building Inspectors, a Plans Examiner and an Administrative Assistant. They review all plans, assist in the completion of building permits and other required applications and perform on-site inspections.

Building Services is responsible for processing building permit applications covering a wide variety of permits such as, but not limited to:

  • building
  • plumbing
  • demolition
  • septic

Building Services is responsible for conducting inspections for compliance with minimum health, life safety, and structural sufficiency requirements as required in
the Building Code Act, as well as investigating complaints related to unauthorized construction.

Building Services is also responsible for collecting various municipal fees at the
time of application, including:

 Building Permits

General Information


On-Site Sewage

 Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Residential

Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control

Barrier Free Design

  • Barrier Free  Ramp Requirements
  • Barrier Free Shower Requirements
  • Barrier Free Washroom Requirements
  • Barrier Free Grab Bar Placement

 Plans must comply with:

  • Ontario Building Code
  • Applicable Zoning By-law
  • Other applicable laws and regulations

Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in the community and help to ensure that building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the community, and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal, and sound.

Development Charge Study

To review the current Development Charges By-law, click here.



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