Building or Demolition Permits

Building Permits

If you are building or renovating in The Town of Smooth Rock Falls you may need to obtain a Building Permit, please complete the permit application form below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Hall at (705) 338-2717 ext. 5 or email

Building Permit Information

Building Permits are required for most residential work and all commercial/industrial work. For more information about your specific project contact our building inspection contractors via or (519) 496-1434

Building permit fees can be found here


Apply for a Permit Online!

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls has contracted Cloudpermit to provide an online building permit application service to residents and contractors. Click Apply for a Building Permit to get started.

Apply for a Building Permit

If you haven’t used Cloudpermit before you will need to provide your personal information to create an account. Once you are set up you can behind filling out your application.

Did you know? Cloudpermit allows you to apply for and check the status of your application anywhere, and any time. You can start an application and finish it later, receive email updates on the status of your permit application and even request building inspections

No computer? No problem! You can fill out an application on your mobile device, tablet, or in person at the Town Hall.

How to Submit a Building Permit Application through Cloudpermit

For support on how to submit a Building Permit Application through CloudPermit, please watch the following video:

Additional links to help guide you:

Applicant Guide

Cloudpermit Knowledge Base

Still need help? Please call Johanna Berube at 705-338-2717 ext 5 or email

What Construction Projects Need Building Permits?

To find out what requires a Building Permit, please click the following document:

When is a Building Permit Required? 

When is a Building Permit NOT Required?



NOTE: Remember you still must comply with zoning requirements, regardless of the need to obtain a building permit.

How much does a Building Permit Cost?

The cost of a building permit varies by the type of property and the nature of the work being done. The current permit prices can be found here. Once we have received your application we will calculate the fees payable for your project.

Please remember that you must obtain a building permit before you start any work, if you start work without a permit your permit fees may be doubled and you may receive a fine.

What rules and regulations must I follow?

You must comply with municipal by-laws, including the Building By-lawZoning By-law and the Swimming Pool By-law. You must also comply with provincial law, including the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code Regulations.

When your building permit application has been approved, you will receive a building permit which you must display at the place of work. Inspections will be required for most projects, and will be indicated on the permit. When you are ready for an inspection please contact the Town Office at 705-338-2717 to schedule a visit from the Building Inspector. Please note that two full business days notice is required for building inspections. It is important that you do not cover up any work before it has been inspected, as you may be required to uncover it for inspection by the Building Inspector at your own expense.

If you are digging or excavating you are required to locate underground utilities and pipes prior to digging. More information can be found here.