Building Services

Building Services main objective is to provide the best professional service to administer and enforce the Ontario Building Code. Through the examination of plans, issuance of building permits, and performing inspections, we ensure compliance with building standards of the Ontario Building Code and ensure safe, healthy, and accessible buildings in which we live, work, and play.

Our team is here to offer zoning, building code information and technical advice and to be of assistance during the entire construction process. If you need more information we invite you to contact us.

Each of the following documents will provide you with valuable information, whether you plan to build a wood deck, are interested in building a family home, would like to install an outdoor pool, are searching for information about fees and other charges, and more.


The Ontario government has made changes to WSIB coverage rules for the construction industry
To help everyone understand the requirements, they have created the attached brochure explaining:

 - what contractors and purchasers need to do to confirm coverage

  - the implications of dealing with contractors who aren't covered.

For more information on mandatory coverage in the construction industry please visit  

By-law 16-2019
A By-law Respecting Construction, Demolition, Change of Use Permits and Inspections


Building Services is also responsible for:

  • Administering and enforcing the Township of Norwich Zoning By-law, other various municipal by-laws, and provincial regulations in a fair and consistent manner to control how people use their lands and construct buildings on their property.
  • reviewing Kennel Applications for compliance with the Dog Licensing By-law.
  • enforcing Property Standards relating to buildings and structures.
  • assigning civic municipal addressing including 911 signs.

Contact Us

Chief Building Official
Brad Smale
519-468-2410 Ext. 231

Deputy Chief Building Official /Drainage Superintendent
Dirk Kramer
519-468-2410 Ext. 234

Plans Examiner / Junior Building Inspector
Louise Pattenden
519-468-2410 ext. 244

Building & Drainage Services Clerk / Zoning Officer
Denise Rooke 
519-468-2410 Ext. 229

Building & Drainage Services Clerk
Kelly Pinnoy
519-468-2410 ext. 247

***In order to ensure staff availability, please call ahead to make an appointment.