The Building Department is responsible to ensure that all building construction governed by a building permit meets the minimum acceptable standards as required by statutory authority under the Building Code Act. This is accomplished through the processing of all building permits, the review of applications for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, and the site inspection of all construction projects. 

Zoning Compliance Request

The Building Information and Zoning Compliance Certificate will provide information with respect to the zoning designation of the property, permitted uses of a property, and if a survey is provided, it will confirm if the buildings are located in compliance with the development regulations of the zoning by-law. In order for our staff to properly determine the correct zoning of your property, it will be necessary for you to identify the property location as described in the Form Completion Instructions. Click to submit a Zoning Compliance Request.

Ontario Power Authority Feed-in Tariff Program

In November 2013, the Revised Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program (Version 3.0) were opened by the Government of Ontario.

The FIT program deals with renewable energy sources (i.e. rooftop solar projects) 500 kW or smaller in size. Those applying for a FIT contract through the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) are encouraged to have a municipal support resolution to assist them in obtaining priority points on their applications.

The City of Brantford has adopted a Municipal Blanket Support Resolution for rooftop solar projects across the City. It is available to all those making application to the OPA. 

Click to download a PDF version of the resolution.

Click to download a PDF version of the Municipal Support Blanket Resolution: Notice to Proceed for FIT 3.1

Find out more about the FIT Program requirements and application windows from the Ontario Power Authority's website (open in a new window).

WSIB: Mandatory Coverage in the Construction Industry

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.