Building Fees

Building Fees

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Stephanie Swain
Permit Clerk – Building Division
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x310
Email: Click to send email

Melissa Davies
Permit Clerk – Building Division
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x329
Email: Click to send email

All permit fees are calculated based on Schedule "A" By-Law No. 2016-12. Please note that these figures and details are supplied as a convenience to you and are subject to change. Before commencing with any projects please verify costs and conditions with the Building Division.


Please be advised that, in accordance with requirements of the Township of Centre Wellington Building By-Law #2005 – 044, permit fees will be due and payable upon submission of application.

Fees calculated on initial application may require adjustment prior to the issuance of the Building Permit.  You will be advised of any adjustment or additional fees owing on notification that the Building Permit is available for pick up.

Typical New Residential Building Division fees and charges:

Fee TypeFee and Description
Permit Fees:$1.22 per sq. ft. on outside measurements
$81 per bay for attached garages
$0.52 per sq. ft. for finished basement space
$120 flat rate for decks, porches, or exterior stairs
$0.62 per sq. ft. for accessory buildings/detached garages
Septic Application:$685 covers application and inspection but not engineering of the system.
Occupancy Fee:$86 covers final occupancy inspection
Damage/Grading Deposit: Amount specified in Development/Site Plan Agreement.
For lots of record, which are not part of a Development Agreement, the deposit shall be $4,000. In addition to this deposit the applicant is required to apply for site plan approval through the Planning Department and pay the applicable fees and deposits.
Grading Inspection Fee:

$163 - Engineers Release

$163 - Grading Approval

Tarion Deposit:   If the Builder is not a "Tarion" (Ontario New Home Warranty) registrant, a $500 deposit applies.  This is refunded once a Final Inspection Report has been issued and the permit file closed.
Development Charges:

$20,102 for serviced Urban Lots

$11,100 for unserviced Rural Lots

Education Development Charge:$1,884
County Development Charge:$4,856