Who we are / contact us

Phone Number: 519-735-2184

The Building Department is represented by:

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

Dave Garneau, Deputy Chief Building Official (ext. 135) 

• Matt Kalmar, Building Inspector (ext. 126)

Candice Walter, Building Clerk (ext. 103) 

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

Apply for a permit here.

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 (current)

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. 

You can reference the development charges pamphlet which provides current development charge rates as well as an overview of the Development Charges By-law.

Other Development Charge References: 

Development Charges Update Study

Consolidated Development Charges By-law

Proposed New 2024 Development Charges

The Town approved the current Development Charges in August of 2019.  The current Development Charge By-law will expire in accordance with the Development Charges Act ("the Act") on August 31, 2024. In accordance with the Act, a new 2024 Development Charges Background Study and associated By-law needs to be approved by Council prior to the expiration of the current By-law to continue the collection of DCs.

The proposed new 2024 Development Charges By-law will take effect on September 1, 2024.  In accordance with the Act, the proposed 2024 Development Charges Background Study and By-law is now available for public 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 links

WSIB- Mandatory Coverage