The building department is responsible for ensuring that the minimum standards of the Ontario Building Code (O.B.C) are met prior to and during construction. We collaborate with our Planning Services Department to confirm that projects comply with minimum setbacks and permitted uses as per our Zoning By-law.

Planning Services

Before you get started and apply for a building permit, please ensure your project proposal complies with the requirements of the Township's of the Zoning By-Law.  Residential construction projects greater than 50 square metres (538 square feet) as well as any Non-Residential projects must first submit the applicable Planning Application. Planning Application approval must be obtained prior to submitting a building permit application. More information can be found on our Planning Services Page.  If you require any assistance, please contact the Planning Department.

Building Services

If you are planning a construction project, the Building Department is here to help. We review permit applications, issue permits, and conduct inspections for the following:

  • Accessory buildings (i.e sheds, garages, shops)
  • Additions and renovations
  • Demolitions
  • Septic Systems
  • Tents over 60 square meters
  • Zoning and property usage requirements

Learn more on our Building Permits page. 

Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is a local watershed management organization incorporated under the Conservation Authorities Act (1946). Before obtaining a building permit with the Township of Ramara, any property within an LSRCA-regulated area must first obtain the authority’s approval. 

Learn more on our Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority page. 

Building/Zoning/Septic Compliance Letters

Compliance letters can provide information about a number of topics, including:

  • building permits
  • building violations
  • property standards orders
  • Zoning By-law violations

Learn more and apply online. 

Building Records Request

There may be building and septic permit records on file with the Township through submission of a building records request.

Request Building Records Now

Call before you dig

Before you dig, think about what services might be buried in the ground such as gas pipelines, electrical services, telephone, cable, and water and sewer connections.

Damaging underground services can have serious consequences.

Visit the One Call Website for more information or call 1-800-400-2255

Building Permit Reporting

For a list of monthly building reports, check out the Building Permit Report list.