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If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services?

Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.



When are building permits required?



Permits are required for the following work in the Township of Champlain:
  1. construction; renovation (including finishing basement, new siding, new windows); addition; relocation replacement; structural change;
  2. change of use or occupancy;
  3. installation of a HVAC system, wood (or any other combustible) stove, furnace or chimney; installation of a pool or spa, fence, sign, temporary building;
  4. demolition of any or part of any building or structure; and any other work deemed necessary by the Building and By-law Enforcement Official.

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In doubt, just give us a call: (613) 675-4727.

Application forms are available at the Township of Champlain Building Department, at 925 County Road 17, L'Orignal, Ontario.

Why do I need a permit?



Building permits ensure that construction within this Municipality meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. Our municipal building officials inspect and enforce said codes to protect you, your investment and potential new owners of your original property.

Furthermore enforcement of codes and our municipal by-laws and any other regulations under which said permits and licenses are issued is aimed at protecting the public health, safety and welfare, as well as protecting property, animals and environment, ensuring and maintaining a high standard of living in our Community.

Where to apply?



The necessary application forms for any building and demolition permits are available at the Township of Champlain Building Department, at 925 County Road 17, L'Orignal, Ontario, (613) 675-4727 and/or on the website: WWW.OBC.MAH.GOV.ON.CA Publications/ Permit application / Common building permit application form.

I am planning to build a new dwelling in the Township of Champlain... What is required?



When you apply for a Building Permit to build a new house, there are conditions to respect in reference to the Zoning By-law and other regulations and you will have to provide:

  1. A duly completed application form (available at our office, Township of Champlain Building Department, at 925 County Road 17, L'Orignal, Ontario, and/or on the website: WWW.OBC.MAH.GOV.ON.CA Publications/ Permit application / Common building permit application form.


  2. Two (2) sets of plans:
    1. foundation
    2. elevation
    3. floor plan
    4. wall section


  3. A copy of the Deed of Land (proving ownership)


  4. A survey plan indicating the boundary of the land


  5. A plot plan indicating:
    1. lot dimensions
    2. yard setbacks
    3. easements
    4. right-of-way
    5. the North
    6. power lines


  6. Private sewage system permit from:

  7.      SOUTH NATION CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES
         PO Box 29, 38 Victoria St.
         Finch, ON, K0C 1K0
         Tel.: (613) 984-2948
         1-877-984-2948
         Fax: (613) 984-2872

    For public services: Obtain water connection & sewer connection permits, available at our Building Department Office

  8. An entranceway permit (culvert)

  9. Municipal Roads
    James McMahon

    Director of Public Works
    948 Pleasant Corner Road E
    Vankleek Hill ON
    K0B 1R0
    (613) 678-2125
    County Roads
    Normand Pageau

    Road Superintendent
    Cassburn Road
    L'Orignal ON K0B 1K0
    (613) 678-3507
    Provincial Roads
    Jean-François Mainville

    Min. of Transportation
    Ottawa, Ontario
    (613) 742-5322


  10. Energy Efficiency Design Summary.


  11. Spec sheet of heating & ventilation system (form to be supplied by our office)


  12. Engineer's report for slope stability where required


  13. Grading plan, where required.


For any further information or question, just give us a call: (613) 675-4727.

How much does a permit cost?


The cost of a permit first depends on the square footage and other various factors, such as: fireplace, wood stove, plumbing fixture, verandas, etc. An Administration Performance Deposit is added to the cost of the Building Permit. Full amount of the administration performance deposit is reimbursed to the owner if the project is completed within one year, if not, 33% is deducted after each year.

Please note that the Township of Champlain does not have any development charge in addition to the building permit fee.

Just give us a call: (613) 675-4727.

How long does it take to get a building permit?



Once all the information and required documents are handed in (see FAQ: What is required?), it usually takes one to two weeks at the most for the permit to be issued. During the high building summer season, it could happen that this period be extended to three weeks, very seldom more.

At your service, (613) 675-4727