COVID-19 | Service Delivery Changes

The Building Division will continue to do its best to maintain services for both Permits and Inspections during COVID-19. If you require these services, please visit our COVID-19 webpage for up-to-date information about changes to services and how we're maintaining building services, while keeping the health and safety of our staff and customers a top priority.


Building Guides

The City of Port Colborne has put together information packages for the most common types of building permit applications.

Note: While fences do not require a building permit, the guide has been prepared to assist property owners with basic construction details.

These information packages are provided by the City of Port Colborne Building Division for information purposes only.  They provide various requirements from the applicable by-laws and Ontario Building Code.  In any case where there exists a discrepancy between the information in this document and the City of Port Colborne By-law or the Ontario Building Code, the requirements established by the By-law or the Code shall prevail.  These information packages are intended to assist residents in making educated decisions when planning the construction of an accessory structure, fence, deck or pool .  The individual property owner/applicant is solely responsible to ensure that all required by-laws, codes and regulations are met and all projects are maintain to the requirements of the Municipality through its by-laws.

Guide to Accessory Structures

Guide to Decks

Guide to Fences

Guide to Pools

If you have any questions about the building guides, please contact Building Division staff.