Welcome to The Municipality of West Grey

Government :: Departments :: Building & Planning

Building & Planning

Address:402813 Grey Rd 4, RR 2 Durham ON N0G 1R0

Jordan CookBuilding Inspector & Plans Examiner519-369-2200 ext. 249
Karl SchipprackChief Building Official519-369-2200 ext. 234
Mary SchofieldBuilding Inspector & Plans Examiner519-369-2200 ext. 233
Lorelie SpencerManager, Planning and Development519-369-2200 ext. 236


The primary role of the Building Department is to promote and assist development in compliance with Federal, Provincial, County and local regulations. Building codes ensure that structures are safe, not only for today but for many years to come.

A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction or demolition. It means that the Municipality of West Grey has approved plans for any new structure, addition or renovation. Approved plans must comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning by-laws, and other applicable laws and regulations. Building permits regulate types of construction allowed in the community and ensure that building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner’s interests, as well as those of the community at large, and provides for the erection of safe structures. Permits help ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound.

NEW: Apply for a building permit online

West Grey now offers residents and builders the ability to apply for a building permit online.

The Evolve building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your application, anywhere, at any time. You can start an application and finish it later. You will also receive email updates on the status of your permit application. After your application has been approved you can request inspections and you will receive email copies of all inspection reports.

Create an Account

1. Go to the evolve site at https://evolvepermit.ca

2. Click on "Register".

3. Provide your email address and agree to the terms of service.

4. Evolve will send an email to the address you have provided.

5. Open the email and complete the registration process.

The next time you visit the site, you'll login using your email and password.

For more information click here.

Severance & Planning

For Severance & Planning information, please contact Mark Turner, Clerk, Municipality of West Grey at 519-369-2200x.229 or by email to mturner@westgrey.com.


To determine the zoning designation on a property (permitted uses), please view the Zoning Schedules. Please click here.


Bylaw 73-2016 Trailer Licensing By-law

29-2016 Building & Planning Fees & Guide


51-2011 Building Permit Fees

Building Bylaw


Enclosures and Gates - Swimming Pools

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