Some permits require a deposit at the time of submission.  This deposit is a partial payment of the permit fee, and will be deducted from the total cost of the permit once it has been reviewed and issued by the Building Division.

Description Deposit Amount
New Dwellings/Large Projects $480

The minimum permit fee for all permits is $160.

The balance of the permit fees and any applicable Development Charges will be due at the time of permit issuance.

Methods of Payment:

  • Most payments are now made online with either VISA or Mastercard
  • Cheques are also acceptable and can be mailed to or dropped off at 30 Centre St, Orangeville ON
  • Development Charges must be paid by cheque

    Download a Copy of the Fee Schedule

    The County's Building Fees have been updated as of March 1st, 2020.

    Fees Payable for Specific Classes of Permits

    NOTE: There is no increase in fees for 2021. The 2021 fees are the same as the 2020 fees.

    Table listing fees

    Fees Payable for Building Permits

    NOTE: There is no increase in fees for 2021. The 2021 fees are the same as the 2020 fees.

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    Class of Permit Table

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    Development Charges Study

    On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Dufferin County will hold a public meeting, to present and obtain public input on the proposed development charges by-law and underlying background study.

    Development Charges

    NOTE: The local municipality will also collect development charges. Please reach out to your local Town/Township to inquire as to the amount.

    County-Wide Charges

    Residential (per unit)

    Single & Semi-Detached

    Residential (per unit)


    Residential (per unit)



    (per square meter of gross floor area)

    Service Component - Roads & Bridges

    $1,022.00 $817.00 $463.00 $5.50
    Service Component - Other $2,972.00 $2,377.00 $1,347.00 $3.95
    County-Wide Total $3,994.00 $3,194.00 $1,810.00


    The County also collects $2032.00 per unit in development charges on behalf of the Upper Grand District School Board.

    For a copy of the Development Charges Background Study, please click here.


    No refund shall be made of an amount that is less than the minimum permit fee applicable to the work. 

    Cancellation of a permit and request for refund must be made in writing by the owner or authorized agent of the owner.

    90% where only administrative functions have been completed (application received and cost analysis complete)

    80% where only administrative and zoning functions have been completed.

    60% where administrative, zoning, and plans examination functions have been performed.

    50% where, within six (6) months, the permit has been issued and no field inspections have been performed subsequent to permit issuance.

    Refund of 50% less a 5% deduction for each field inspection performed subsequent to permit issuance.

    No fees shall be refunded after twelve (12) months from the date of permit issuance.