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Building Division

Development Services counterWelcome to the City of Kawartha Lakes Building Division webpage. The Building Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code, as well as administration of the municipal sign and pool by-laws.

This page will provide guidance for the most commonly requested information relating to the building permit process. If you are unable to locate an answer to your question please contact staff directly and they will be pleased to assist you further.


Source Water Protection – Drinking Water

Permits and planning help protect you and your investment from natural hazards such as flooding, unstable soils, and steep slopes, while contributing to a healthy, sustainable environment in the Kawarthas.

If you are living near a lake, watercourse, or wetland, you and your property may be at risk from natural hazards. Before constructing or altering any structures or buildings, grading, excavating, placing any materials (soil, sand, or gravel), changing any watercourse, improving or altering your shoreline, or working in or near a wetland, you will need to contact the Kawartha Conservation Planning & Regulations Department to determine if a permit is required.

A source protection clearance may be required if you are planning work near a municipal water supply system. Please check the Source Water Protection map to find out if you near one of these systems. If you are in an area of interest, you may require a clearance. For additional information, please visit Kawartha Conservation's Source Protection Planning Services.

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