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Building Permits

Municipality of Sioux Lookout Office

You need a Building Permit for most projects. No construction can take place until a building permit has been applied for, and obtained in accordance with the Building Code Act. The Building Code Act is enforced by the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and Set Fines are in place for non-compliance.

The Ontario Building Code, the Municipal Zoning By-Law and other by-laws and statues regulate the various aspects of construction.

Required Permits

Permit Exemption

Permit Fees

Sewage Systems

Permit applications can now be submitted through our online e-permit portal. This includes:

  • building & moving permits
  • commercial/industrial/institutional permits for alterations, repairs, addition, or new construction
  • demolition
  • renovations
  • entrances and stairwells
  • new basement
  • new bathroom
  • new floor
  • new roof
  • new wood stove, pellet stove, or wood fireplace
  • plumbing
  • residential additions
  • new deck, shed, porch, garage, or gazebo
  • new home/apartment/seasonal dwelling/temporary structure
  • water and sewer services

Staff will help you identify other approvals and permits you might need, such as:

  • Sewage disposal permit from Northwestern Health Unit
  • Entrance and use permits from Ministry of Transportation and other Ministries
  • "Call Before You Dig" to locate buried utilities, etc. -- 1-800-400-2255 (ON1Call) 
  • Other permits and permissions from the Municipality

Contact the Chief Building Official for more information.

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