Township of Norwich
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Our team is here to offer zoning, building code information and
technical advice and to be of assistance during the entire construction
process. If you need more information we invite you to contact us.
Each of the following documents will provide you with valuable
information, whether you plan to build a wood deck, are interested in
building a family home, would like to install an outdoor pool, are
searching for information about fees and other charges, and more.
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Citizen’s Guide for Building Permits
County of Oxford Emergency Services
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ontario Building Code Ontario Building
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Who is Responsible?
It is the responsibility of the property owner to keep and maintain in good condition their civic number plate and civic numbers including all costs associated with such maintenance or replacement of damaged or stolen signs when necessary (Township of Norwich By-law 49-95). If you require a replacement 911 sign please contact Building Services.
Where Do I Place the 911 sign?
The Civic number plate is to be placed on its own post, within 3 m (10 ft.) of the property line and within 3 m (10 ft.) of the edge of the driveway (unobscured by mailboxes, etc.), perpendicular to the fronting road. The plate must be a minimum of 1.5 m (5 ft.) above grade, and a maximum of 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) above grade. Any variation of this provision is subject to the approval of the Chief Building Official, Road Superintendent or other designated person. (By-law 49-95 Schedule “A” Section 4.1.2)
Who is responsible for the civic addressing in Urban Areas?
The Township of Norwich Chief Building Official, or designate, retains the responsibility of allocating new civic addresses as new properties are developed, upon issuance of a building permit, based on the County of Oxford Civic Addressing Guidelines.
What are the requirement for displaying my property's civic address number?
Urban civic address numbers or unit numbers may be affixed to the main building/dwelling. The numbers used are to be a minimum of 7 inches in height, or where made of a reflective material, 5 inches in height and; the numbers used must be clearly visible from the travelled portion of the road under all lighting, and in all seasons and weather conditions.
Where do I submit my application?
Building Permit Applications should be submitted to Building Services.
Who is authorized to apply for a building permit?
The owner of the property or an authorized agent for the owner (contractor) must apply for the building permit. Authorized agents can submit the form Authorization of Owner(s) for Applicant/Agent to Make the Application or similar form with the permit application.
How long does it take to approve a Building Permit?
Depending on the project, a permit must be issued from ten business days for a residential structure and up to thirty days for more complex buildings providing all applicable drawings have been received and approved, all fees paid, and any applicable law has not been contravened
The Application for a Permit to Demolish is required to be submitted along with confirmation from all utilities that the services have been disconnected to the building.
Why do I need a Building Permit?
A Building Permit provides the means to review the project designs, to inspect the actual construction and to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of the occupants of the building are maintained. By reviewing and approving plans before any work is done ensures that construction within the Township of Norwich complies with the Ontario Building Code (which sets minimum standards for design and materials), the local zoning by-law (which controls building location, height, parking, etc. and uses that are suitable to the area) and other applicable laws. A building permit is a formal approval to construct, add to, or renovate a building on your property. Building permits allow the municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole.
I am still unsure if I require a Building Permit:
Please contact Building Services with details of the work you're planning. Our staff will be able to assist you in determining if a permit is required. Making early enquiries about your project will help to resolve any possible issues you may encounter.