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The Municipality of Clarington continues to receive, process and issue building permits. Building inspections are also proceeding.

Permit applications can be submitted in any of the following ways:

  • By email to
  • By mail or courier to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville ON L1C 3A6
  • In-person, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Administrative Centre located at 40 Temperance Street in Bowmanville

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, residents can continue to access our services by phone, online or by booking an appointment. If necessary, the Municipality will make special arrangements to conduct a building inspection virtually.

You can fill out your building permit application online on our website. To help facilitate your application, view our list of requirements for building permits.

If you have questions, please call 905-623-3379 ext. 2312 or email

Every permit requires at least one or more inspections. It is the responsibility of the owner, or a representative designated by the owner, to arrange these inspections.

Remember to:

  • Arrange an inspection prior to covering any work.
  • Provide 48 hours' notice and quote your permit number.
  • Keep approved permit drawings at the construction site and make them available to the inspectors.
  • Use a separate sheet for each requested day.

Covering work prior to inspection may result in delays, the removal of finishes, and/or prosecution under the Building Code Act.

You may request inspections at any time by faxing the request form to 905-623-1824. We must receive your fax prior to 3 p.m. on the business day before you require an inspection. If you do not have a fax machine, call 905-623-7876 to leave a message on the answering machine.



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