Building or renovating? Our Building Department will work with you to ensure your project meets the standards required and provide assistance to move your plans forward.

Frequently used forms and resources:

To access general information regarding the Ontario Building Code please visit Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing or click here to request a copy of the Ontario Building Code.

If you have specific questions regarding municipal building regulations in Huron Shores, or are unsure if your project requires a permit, email your questions to Amber Burgler, Deputy Clerk at or call 705-843-2033.

Send completed Building Permit Applications to:

Kerry Joncas, Clerical Assistant
T: (705) 843-2033

Building Permit Fees: Applicants will be informed of the fee when the building permit is issued. Permit fees are established by By-law #22-84. Please see By-law #22-84 Schedule ‘G’ & By-law #23-33 Amendments to By-law #22-84 for a list of the fees. Please note: Building Permit Fees increased in January 2023.

Flood Plain and Land Use

Please be advised that there are areas within the Municipality that are identified as flood prone. In the 1980s and 1990s, under the Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP), a number of communities, in Ontario, with a known history of flooding were mapped and identified at risk. These maps were recently replaced with a new, in-depth Flood Risk Assessment.

On October 26, 2022, through recommendations from a team of Engineers with Hatch Ltd and, the Municipal Planner of Huron Shores; the Council of the Municipality of Huron Shores replaced the Land Use Schedules of the Huron Shores Official Plan with the new Inland Flood Plain Interpretation as the ‘engineered flood lines’ for the purposes of Section 4.11 of Zoning By-law #18-18.

Click here to read the full motion as approved by Council, Agenda #8.1.1., Resolution #22-24-02.

Additional details and historical data can also be found by clicking here.

Links to helpful information and resource material

Electrical Safety Authority

Big Basswood Lake Association

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