BUILDING BY-LAW 2014-26 effective June 1, 2014.

The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA) outlines the regulations required for construction. The BCA requires that permits be issued for all structures greater than (108 sq. ft.) 10 sq. m. in area; an addition or renovation to an existing structure; installation or alteration of a plumbing system; including septic systems; installation or alteration of a heating or ventilation system and any material alteration to a structure.

Please refer to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for the most recent changes to the Ontario Building Code.

Code of Conduct for Building Officials

For general building inquiries please email the Building Department.

COVID-19 - Building Department Protocols

Building staff are available to respond to inquiries, but the high volume of incoming files and inquiries may result in a delay with our regular response times.

Residents are encouraged to contact Building Services for building related inquiries via telephone at 613-376-3027 ext. 2226, or via email at

Please book your building inspection directly with your Building Inspector via email or their phone extension:

Bedford area = Chris Beeg X2227 or email
Portland area = Rebecca Roy X2351 or email
Loughborough area = Rebecca Roy X2351 or email
Storrington area = Ryan Morgan X2233 or email

Building Inspectors will follow the following inspection protocol as of December 15th, 2021:

  • Inspections within occupied dwellings will not be completed at this time, unless the inspection is related to an immediate health and safety concern
  • Prior to attending sites, staff will inquire if any persons on the site or related to the site are exhibiting symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus, have been exposed to a probable case of the virus, or are in self-isolation
  • Inspectors will be asking COVID-19 screening questions on site
  • Inspectors will not engage in interpersonal contact at sites

The Township encourages the use of these channels below as much as possible:

Þ   Building drop-box, located at the front door of the Township office - 4432 George Street, Sydenham or

Þ   Mail to PO Box 100, 4432 George Street, Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0 or

Þ   Email to 

  • Payment of fees is currently by: Cheque (payable to Township of South Frontenac) - please use the building drop box at the front of the office
  • When providing payment please clearly identify location of project/owner information
  • Frontenac Maps is available to the public at to view zoning information

Soil Gas Mitigation Program for Radon

Due to the recent release of the KFL&A Public Health of their Radon Testing Study where Radon was found to be above the WHO guideline levels in 52% of tested structures and 21% of these structures were above the Health Canada guidelines. South Frontenac Township is proactively addressing radon gas in new low-rise residential dwellings through its Soil Gas Mitigation Program. This program applies to all building permits applied for after August 31st, 2019.

Radon Resources:

South Frontenac - Soil Gas Mitigation Program

KFL&A Public Health

Government of Canada - Reduction Guide for Canadians


NOTE: Effective March 1, 2015, 2 complete sets of construction drawings will be required with your Building Permit application for major projects. For example: New construction, substantial additions and renovations. One set of drawings will be released with the Building Permit which must be kept on site during construction.



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