If you are planning to build or renovate in Essex, the Building Department offers many services to help you get the job done.
A building permit is a licence granting you legal permission to start construction on a project that complies with appropriate government regulations.
Building inspections are carried out during and upon completion of construction.
House numbers are assigned by the Building Department at the time a building permit is issued.
Driveway Entrance Permits
Before creating an entrance from the road to a building lot, a driveway entrance permit is required.
Sewage System Permits
Before installing a private sewage system, a sewage system permit is required.
The zoning by-law governs the use of all lands, buildings and structures in the Town of Essex and how a use, building or other structure may be located on a property.