Welcome to The Municipality of West Grey

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Building & Planning

Address:50 Lorne St Markdale ON

You may speak with a Building Official at the West Grey Municipal Office on Monday and Thursday, 519-369-2200, Ext 234. Or you may access building staff 5 days a week at 50 Lorne Street, Markdale or by calling 226-909-0668.

For Severance & Planning Info, Contact: Mark Turner, Clerk mturner@westgrey.com Ext 229

The primary role of the Building Department is to promote and assist development in compliance with Federal, Provincial, County and local regulations. By enforcing building codes and assisting builders, the Municipality ensures that the 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.


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

Related Bylaws


Bylaw 73-2016 Trailer Licensing By-law

29-2016 Building & Planning Fees & Guide


19-2015 Development Charges By-law


51-2011 Building Permit Fees

Building Bylaw


Enclosures and Gates - Swimming Pools

Related Downloads

Fees & Services

Forms & Applications

General Documents

Planning Information

Related Links

  • Build Right Ontario
    Energy Efficiency Checklists for Part 3 Buildings and Part 9 Non-Residential Buildings