Online payments option now available for Sewage, Building, and Planning application and permit fees! See Payment Options below for more info!

Building In South Frontenac

The Ontario Building Code Act (BCA) outlines the regulations required for construction. The BCA requires that permits be issued for all structures greater than (160 sq ft) 15 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.

The building permit process protects an individual property owners interests as well as those of the community at large, and provides guidance for the safe construction, removal or alteration of buildings and other structures, in accordance with the Ontario Building Code. By obtaining a building permit a property owner has the advantage of being able to access the expertise of Building Services staff. Our building inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to assist applicants.

Building Department Information

Residents can contact Building Services for building related inquiries by telephone at 613-376-3027 ext. 2226, or email at

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

  • Bedford area = Kevin Norlock X2251 or email
  • Portland area = James Waffle X2238 or email
  • Loughborough area = Rebecca Roy X2351 or email
  • Storrington area = Ryan Morgan X2233 or email

Complete building and sewage system applications can be delivered via:

  • Walk-in during business hours to the Development Services office (Monday to Friday = 8:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Email to
  • Building drop-box, located at the front door of Council Chambers – 4432 George Street, Sydenham K0H 2T0 or
  • Mail to PO Box 100, 4432 George Street, Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0

Payment Options 

Payment of  permit or application fees can be made by:

  • Cash, Debit, Cheque or Credit Card in person at the Development Services office at 4432 George St., Sydenham, ON or,
  • Cheque to be made payable to Township of South Frontenac, feel free to mail, use building drop box or 
  • NEW! Online via credit card (see below payment link). When making payments online, please ensure you input the correct payment amount and application number that was provided by building staff.


NOTE: Effective March 1, 2015, 2 full size 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.

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 31, 2019.

Radon Resources:




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