Payment Options

• In person at the Township of Central Frontenac Office by cash, cheque or debit;

• By credit card through our Virtual Municipal Office or by clicking here.


Returned/NSF Payments

If your bank returns a cheque or pre-authorized payment, it will result in a fee of $25 to your tax account.

Building Department 

Central Frontenac Township's Building Department ensures that all building activities adhere to applicable regulations.

In an effort to make the permit process as convenient as possible, most applications can be downloaded from our website by accessing the tabs to the left. Permit packages are also available at our municipal office and contain all of applications required for various types of projects. 

Why are Building Permits Required?

Building permits are required to ensure that all buildings are constructed in a safe and healthful manner in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, the Township of Central Frontenac Zoning By-law, as amended, and all applicable laws. They are also required to ensure that a new use in an existing building does not interfere with life and structural safety elements in the existing building.

Building Permits

Building By-Law

To view the full version of the 2024 Building By-Law click the link below. 

2024 Building By-Law

Building permit application

All building permits use the same application form. The only thing that varies per application is the required forms and information. All additional forms can be found in the Additional Forms section below. All building permit applications can be sent to:

Forms Required

Plans required

  • Site plan including location of proposed building, septic system, other buildings on the property, distances to lot lines, distances to high water mark, drainage plan.
  • Survey (if required)
  • Heat Loss/Gain, Duct Design and Ventilation design completed by Qualified HRAI Designer
  • 2 copies of complete plans including:
  • Elevations – all sides
  • Foundation Plan
  • Floor plans (all floors) - indicate room use
  • Sections – include dimensions, height, construction material, etc.
  • Wall details
  • Roof truss layout and/or floor truss layout

Approvals from other agencies

The items in the above list may be required for a complete permit application. Upon review of the application, the Building Inspector may require further documentation or clarification.

Additional Forms



Septic Permits

Visit the Sewage Systems page to view all permits and documents relating to septic systems.


Click here for the E-Permit Portal

Conservation Approval

Sometimes, you will require a work permit if you are in your conservation authorities’ regulated area. Before submitting your permit, confirm with your conservation authority that you do not need to acquire a work permit before building.

Zoning Compliances

For inquiries regarding the zoning information of a property, you can request for a Zoning Certification Letter from the Township using the form below. This form only confirms that appropriate approvals have been granted for the subject property. The form will request information about the applicant, property owner (if different from the applicant) and information about the property. Once all fields (mandatory fields included) are filled out, submitted and paid for, the form will be sent to the development services department to be completed.

***Note: Any other specific information requested beyond the scope of this letter, may be billed @ $80.00 per hour.***

Zoning Certification Letter Request Form

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