Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer intends to pass a by-law pursuant to Section 7(1)(c) of the Building Code Act to increase the fees charged for Building Permits and related services.


The direct costs of administering and enforcing the Act by the Township for 2021 is anticipated to be approximately $314,393.12 while the indirect costs are anticipated to be $50,000, for a total of $364,393.12. Meanwhile the revenue for 2021 is not expected to exceed $364,393.12. It has been determined, based on the permit volume and the costs of operating the department, that a rate of $13.18 / $1000 of construction value is a reasonable rate for cost recovery, plus a 10% allowance of $1.32 for a total of $14.50 / $1000 of construction value for adequate contributions to reserve funds.

The calculation method for fees is intended to be updated to a value-based approach, as opposed to a cost per square foot method. A minimum value calculation will be included in the by-law schedules. The costs for the sewage system permits will remain the same as 2020 rates. The rationale for changing the fee is to match the increased costs of services for 2021.

This meeting will be held electronically starting at 5pm on December 15, 2020.

To participate in this electronic meeting in real time, please contact the Deputy Clerk/Temporary CAO by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled meeting and you will be provided with an invitation to join the meeting using your computer or telephone. Although it is possible for members of the public to “attend” a meeting electronically, and provide verbal submissions, we encourage you to communicate with staff by forwarding written comments.

If you wish to view the public meeting in real time, but do not wish to speak to the application, the meeting will be hosted on the Township’s YouTube Channel. The meeting will also be recorded and available after the meeting for public viewing on the same platform.

Any questions or comments should be directed to:

Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
(705) 652-8392 Ext. 208
E-mail B. Fawcett

Public Notice re: Building Permit Fees 2021 (pdf – 78KB)