All building within the Township of Lanark Highlands is governed by the Ontario Building Code and local By-laws. Any new construction over 108 square feet, if it will be attached to an existing building or is a major renovation will require a Building Permit. In order to obtain a permit the application form must be filled out and submitted with a complete set of drawings, specification, permit fees and approvals from any other relevant agencies. The Building Department will review all items and issue a permit accordingly.

In order to avoid delays when making an application it is recommended that you pre-consult with the Building Department as well as the Planning Department as early as you can in the design stage of your project. In particular, the zoning and location of a specific property may affect the required design limitations.

After a permit has been issued, the applicant and/or property owner are responsible to notify the building department of readiness for the mandatory inspection stages. It is recommended that 2 business days notice are given prior to the inspection to ensure it is conducted when your building schedule needs it. Booking an inspection either by phone or in person is the preferred method and can be done at 75 George St. Lanark or at 613-259-2398 during regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Contact Us

Philip Borrowman
Chief Building Official
Ext. 237

For Appointments
613-259-2398 ext. 0


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75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0


Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.