Building and Planning Department

Building, Sewage Disposal, Planning and By-Law Enforcement duties are handled mostly by the Building Department. The department consists of a:

  • Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
  • Deputy Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
  • Planner
  • Building and Planning Assistant/Secretary

Contact the Building Department with your questions on demolition, construction, sewage disposal systems (septics), property zoning, the Official Plan, direction for subdivisions, home businesses, property standards and other related by-law information.

Please Note: We cannot stress enough how important it is to always check with our Building Officials prior to beginning any project. This is to make sure that you have met all requirements, have all the necessary approvals and are in compliance with all applicable regulations. Failure to do this can cause a delay of the processing of your application. If you have started your project, you could be required to remove it if it does not comply to the applicable requirements. It is therefore, in your best interest to consult with us while your project is in the planning stages. 


Council passed a By-Law to implement a Corporate Complaints Policy and Procedures to effectively process complaints and to welcome complaints as a valuable form of feedback regarding our services, operations and facilities. The information gained will assist with and improve the quality of services provided by the Township and the experience of our residents and the general public.

Corporate Customer Complaints Policy and Procedures
Customer Complaint Form

To submit a complaint about a property standards, by-law enforcement and / or building code issue please follow the link to
Compliance and By-Laws

Complaint Form, Building Department

Contact Us

Travis Toms
Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer
The Township of
North Kawartha
280 Burleigh Street
P.O. Box 550
Apsley, Ontario
K0L 1A0

T. 705-656-5182
T. 705-656-4445 ext. 237
Toll Free: 1-800-755-6931 ext. 237
F. 705-656-4446
Email the Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer

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