Drummond / North Elmsley

Building Permit Fees

Building Permit Fee Schedule Excerpt From Tariff of Fees
Residential Permits (Group C)Permit Fee
New construction for residential and seasonal use. Includes plumbing, additions, renovations, accessory buildings and repair & replacement$14.00 per $1000.00 for the first $100,000.00 and $5.00 per $1000.00 over $100,000.00 of Construction Value* Minimum permit fee is $125.00
Assembly, Commercial, & Industrial (Group A,B,D,E,F)Permit Fee
New construction, additions and renovations of Assembly, Commercial and Industrial buildings. Includes plumbing and accessory buildings$14.00 per $1000.00 for the first $100,000.00 and $5.00 per $1000.00 over $100,000.00 of Construction Value Minimum permit fee $250.00
Farm Structure **Permit Fee
Farm structure Up to 1500 sq. ft. Includes alteration or repair of existing$8.00 per $1000.00 of Construction Value
Farm Structure 1501 to 6450 sq. ft.$10.00 per $1000.00 for the first $100,000.00 and $5.00 per $1000.00 over $100,000.00 of Construction Value
Farm Structure Greater than 6450sq. ft.$12.00 per $1000.00 for the first $100,000.00 and $5.00 per $1000.00 over $100,000.00 of Construction Value
MiscellaneousPermit Fee
Solid Fuel Appliance
(Wood stove, fireplace, outdoor boiler)
Swimming Pool$125.00
Demolition Permit$125.00
Plumbing Alteration$125.00
Hydronic Heating$125.00
Rooftop Solar Projects (Residential)$14.00 per $1000.00 of Construction Value
Minimum permit fee $125.00
Transfer of Permit to New Owner$75.00
Conditional Permit$125.00 and Signed Agreement
Re-activation of Permit$125.00 + $100.00/Inspection
Change of Use$125.00
Compensating Construction $14.00 per $1000.00 for the first $100,000.00 and $5.00 per $1000.00 over $100,000.00 of Construction Value
Investigations/Construct Without Permit or AuthorizationPermit Fee
Discretionary surcharge for commencing construction without a permit or authorization$250 minimum up to 10% of project cost

Download a copy of the Building Permit Fees

Other fees that may be applicable:

Development Charges: Applies to new residential buildings

  • Township : $4,000.00
  • Lanark County : $979.00 (2019)  $1,119.00 (2020)

Civic Address Sign : $70.00

Township Entrance Permit  : $1,000 ($900 refundable deposit). For entrance onto a County road contact Lanark County at 613-267-4200

Septic Permits contact Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit 613-283-2740)

Electrical Permit see Electrical Safety Authority (1-877-372-7233)

Conservation Authority Permits

  • Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority 613-253-0006 X 244
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613-267-5353 X 131

*Construction value based upon current Construction Index of Eastern Ontario

**As defined in the Ontario Building Code

Occupancy Groups

  • Group A Occupancy – Assembly Occupancy
  • Group B Occupancy – Care or Detention
  • Group C Occupancy – Residential Occupancy
  • Group D Occupancy – Business and Personal Service Occupancy Group E Occupancy – Mercantile Occupancy
  • Group F Occupancy – Industrial Occupancy