County of Dufferin

03/27/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/27/2024 08:59

Planning renovations for 2024? Learn more about the Dufferin County building permit application process!

Looking to tackle a home renovation project this year? Do you have something on your property to demolish? The Dufferin County Building Services Division is here to help!

The building permit application process for residents of Dufferin County is now electronic. Apply for permits, check the status of applications and request inspections - all from the comfort of home!

To help residents navigate the permit application process, the County has created video tutorials on creating a profile and applying. All applications are required to be submitted through the online Portal system, which can be found here.

"In alignment with the County's Strategic Plan goal of improving governance and service delivery, the Building Services Division is working to improve our customer service by simplifying the permit application process," says Becky MacNaughtan, Chief Building Official, Dufferin County. "We encourage anyone in our community who is thinking about potential home projects to watch the new video tutorial to learn more about permit applications in Dufferin County. Now fully electronic, the process is easy and convenient, and you can track your permit progress along the way!"

You can watch the Portal video tutorials on the County's YouTube here. The Building Services Division also has helpful application checklists, FAQs and steps for applying for a building permit at

About the Building Services Division
The Building Services Division provides services to seven municipalities in Dufferin County, encompassing approximately 1,470.7 square kilometres:Amaranth, East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Melancthon, Mono, Mulmur and Shelburne. Those looking for Building Services in Orangeville can visit the Town of Orangeville's website.

The team ensures all buildings defined under the Ontario Building Code comply with the minimum standards set by the Province. It protects health, safety and general welfare in the community related to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.

Building Services is responsible for:

  • Permit review and issuance
  • Building inspections
  • Code enforcement

Have questions or would like to set up a meeting with someone on the County Building team? Reach them from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30pm at 519-941-2816 ext. 2700 or by email at [email protected].


Megan Ball, Manager of Communications
[email protected]