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Building Department

The City’s Building Department reviews and issues building, plumbing, demolition, sign and swimming pool permits for all development within Pembroke. The Building Department oversees the Property Standards By-law and the Sign By-law.

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Contact Information:

Mark Schultz, Chief Building Official
Phone: 613-735-6821 x1331
Fax: 613-735-3660

About Building Permits

A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation work on your property.

As part of the building permit process, the City of Pembroke staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning by-laws, and other Applicable Law.

Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and it helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.

To print a permit application, click on "When do I need a building permit?" below, and select and click on the highlighted job that best describes the work you plan to do.  This will open another window that explains the documents and forms needed.  These forms can be printed off and submitted to the Building Department.

Signs Service Description The City of Pembroke passed a Sign By-law that prohibits or regulates signs and other advertising devices and the posting of notices. Service Outcome Sign Application General Information No person shall...
When Do I Need a Building Permit?
Under the Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA), a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or a material alteration of any building or structure. Section 8(1) of the OBCA states that...