Town of Huntsville
Customer Service
37 Main Street East Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Building, Renovating & Demolishing

When thinking about any kind of construction or demolition work, it is essential to understand the process and requirements before beginning. Most construction projects, large or small, require that the owner apply for and obtain a Building Permit. Understanding the correct procedures will save time and money, and can avoid legal issues.

Planning to Build

It is recommended that applicants first look into zoning and planning requirements before beginning your next home/business build or renovation. If you are building on a waterfront lot, Site Plan Approval may be required. There are requirements you must meet depending on the scope of the project. The Development & Land Use Planning section of our website will help step you through.


The Building Bylaw is available on the bylaws laws page. It is a bylaw respecting construction, demolition, change of use, conditional permits, sewage system and inspections.

Building Permits and Inspections

The Building Permits & Inspections page will help you in understanding if a permit is needed and how to apply for one.  The Building Department is here to help!  If you require assistance, please contact Customer Service.

Building or Renovating a Business

Here are some things to consider :

Forms, Applications & Reports

Building and Septic Permit Applications, checklists and resources are available on the Building Forms, Applications & Reports page.

Building Department Staff Can Help

Consulting with a Building Official in the Building Department will help step you through the application process and can answer any questions you may have.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Building Department Customer Service

Phone: (705) 789-1751
In Person: 37 Main St East
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