Who we are / contact us

We are located at Town Hall, 917 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh, ON, N8N 1W9

Phone Number: 519-735-2184

The Building Department is represented by:

Peter Valore, Manager Building Services / Chief Building Official (ext. 106) 

Leeann Levac, Clerk II, Administrative Clerk (ext. 103)

Donna Ferris, Clerk II, Administrative Clerk (ext. 132) 

Our role

Building Services is responsible for the:

  • issuance of building permits;
  • enforcement of the Ontario Building Code; and
  • enforcement of various municipal by-laws that protect the interests of property owners and the community.

Our services

Building permits

Building permits and inspections ensure that building projects comply with the property's zoning, along with health, safety, fire protection, accessibility, and conservation standards.

A permit is required for:

  • Construction and Demolition
  • Repairs to an existing sewage system or the installation of a new sewage system
  • Change of Use
  • Fences
  • Signs (including portable signs)
  • Pools; and
  • Lot Grading

As of January 1, 2023, the Town Tecumseh Building Department will accept permit applications through our centralized email to better manage applications and inspection requests. Building Permit Applications and supporting documentation are to be submitted in pdf format to the Building Department at building@tecumseh.ca

Permit guides and permit applications

Permit guides

Construct or demolish a building

Construct an accessory building

Construct a pool

Construct a fence

Erect a sign (including portable signs)

Lot Grading

Construct a Sewage System

Permit applications 

Construct or Demolish

New House Permit

Quick Permit (Pools, Fences, Lot Grading)

Portable Sign

Permanent Sign

Sewage System Application

Permit fees and development charges

Permit fees

Refer to the current fees for building permit application review. Payment of a permit fee is due prior to the release of a building permit.

Development charges

The Town is responsible for the collection of development charges in accordance with the Development Charges Act.

Development charges:

  • are collected at the building permit approval stage;
  • help pay for the costs of providing the infrastructure required by new development.

Development Charge By-law No. 2019-63, as amended by By-law 2022-062 on August 9, 2022, includes both development charges which are applicable on a Municipal-Wide basis and on an Urban Service Area basis which is payable in addition to the Municipal-Wide charge.

The background study on the current development charges, along with a development charges informational pamphlet that provides the current development charge rates for all residential and non-residential development are available for review.

By-law enforcement

Building Services is responsible for the enforcement of the following municipal by-laws:

  • Zoning By-laws
  • Property Standards By-law
  • Land Maintenance By-law
  • Lot Grading, Filling and Dumping By-law
  • Fence By-law
  • Sign By-law
  • Sidewalk Snow Removal By-law

Complaints regarding violations related to these by-laws can be filed at the Town of Tecumseh Municipal Office, by phone at 519-735-2184 ext. 132 or by email

Frequently requested by-laws

By-laws related to property standards, land maintenance, grading and other building-related matters are available for review.

Frequently requested by-laws

Building By-law

Dumping and Grading By-law

Fence By-law

Land Maintenance By-law

Property Standards By-law

Property Standards Amendment By-law

Sign By-law

Zoning By-laws

Other services

Pest control

Urban areas provide excellent habitats for pests like rats and raccoons to survive and thrive. Many of these pests are active at night and generally avoid contact with people. The fact sheet on ways to reduce pests on your property is available. It helps residents maintain a healthy environment while reducing contact with pests.

If the matter is a property standards situation, please contact the Town to have the issue logged and investigated.

Other links

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