Building and Development

The Building Controls Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Ontario Building Code Act and its Regulations, the Planning Act and Municipal By-Laws.  This is done through plans examination, issuing the appropriate building permits and conducting site visits at various stages of construction.  

A building permit regulates the type of construction allowed in the community and helps to ensure building standards are met. The building permit process protects each homeowner's interests, as well as those of the community and helps to ensure that any structural change is safe, legal and sound.

By obtaining a permit, you can also take advantage of the professional expertise of Building Division staff. Inspectors are good sources of information and can offer suggestions to help solve construction problems, often before they occur.

If you would like to schedule an in person meeting, please call Andrea Tarini (Assistant to CBO Alain McCann) to pre-book an appointment. For any and all Inspections and Permits at atarini@sebbs.ca  or by phone at (705) 507-1177.

NOTE:  You must schedule an appointment in order to meet with the Building Department staff.

Contact Information:

Alain McCann
Chief Building Official 
T: (705) 618-7727
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Andrea Tarini
Assistant to CBO
T: (705) 507-1177
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