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

Effective Tuesday February 16, 2021, all restrictions put in place to limit non-essential construction within our region have been lifted. This means that all types of construction within the Township can resume, subject to issuance of a permit from the building department where required. 

Building Inspectors will be following an inspection protocol given current social distancing recommendations. These include:

  • Inspectors will not engage in interpersonal contact at sites
  • 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 ask screening questions on site

Building Department staff continues to accept inquiries through our website, by telephone or email.

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

Þ   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 building@southfrontenac.net or

  • The preferred method of payment is: Cheque - payable to the Township of South Frontenac via mail or drop box
  • Frontenac Maps is available to the public at www.frontenacmaps.ca 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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