Building and By-Law Services


Welcome to the Building Department

This department has been structured to recognize the importance of proper building construction with regard to community economic development. Our goal is to provide efficient service in administering the Ontario Building Code and various municipal By-Laws and Programs.

The staff of this department is committed to ensuring any construction proposal is dealt with in a fair, consistent and cost effective manner, and is willing to assist whenever possible.

The following activities are regulated through this department:

  • Building and Demolition Permits
  • Assisting with enforcement of Municipal By-Laws Zoning of land inquiries
  • Enforcement Septic System Permits (in cooperation with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit) Property Standards
  • Pool Permits
  • Sign Permits
  • Fencing of Yards
  • Building/Demolition Permits

A Building Permit is required for most renovation and construction projects, including new buildings greater than 107 square feet, additions, significant renovations, elevated sundecks, and so on.

Permit applications and corresponding plans undergo a technical review to ensure that projects comply with the Ontario Building Code and maintain the health, welfare and safety of the public.

A series of inspections and approvals are undertaken during the life of a Permit to ensure work is completed in a satisfactory manner. For a more detailed guide for the information and items which may be required to commence an application please refer to the following Alnwick/Haldimand Home Builder's Guide.

The removal of any structure from lands with the municipal boundaries may require a Demolition Permit, please contact the Chief Building Official for clarification.

Please click HERE to view the application for a Permit to construct or demolish.

Alnwick/Haldimand's Home Builder's Guide, an updated guide to provide you with the information you need to build, re-construct, remodel your residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural buildings or structures.

Here is a copy of the Municipal Building Guide, amended January 2019, for your reference.

Building a Deck?  Here is a Deck Design Guide to answer your questions.

Please click HERE to view the site plan section of the Municipal Building Guide.

Development Charges Fees for 2019:
Township wide Development Charges:
Residential - $9,531.79
Non-residential - $16.84
Green Energy - $6,744.82

Grafton Communal Water Service Development Charges Fees for 2019:
Residential - $5,847.64
Non-residential - $5.20
Green Energy - N/A

Development Charges By-Law No. 01-2019 

Development Charges 2019 Brochure 

Links of interest: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority application forms

Contact Information:
Mr. Daryl Hall, Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer/Planning Assistant
Building Department
Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, 10836 County Road #2, P.O. Box 70, Grafton ON K0K 2G0
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Office Hours Grafton:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 905-349-2822 Extension 27
Fax: 905-349-3259

Municipal Office, 10836 Cty. Rd. 2, PO Box 70 Grafton ON K0K 2G0 Tele: 905-349-2822 Fax: 905-349-3259

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