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

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

    The schedule of development charges imposed by By-Law 2022-28, which comes into effect on 24th day of August, 2022, is as follows:



    NON-RESIDENTIAL CHARGE  Per sq. meter of gross floor area

    County-wide Charges

    Single &

    Other Multiples


    2 Bedrooms+

    Apartments -
    Bachelor and
    1 Bedroom


    Service Component
    Roads and Bridges







    Other Services







    County-wide Total:







    As per Bill 23, By-Law 2022-28 will be phased in over 5 years. Development charges will be phased in as outlined below:

    November 28, 2022 to August 23, 2023 – 20% Reduction

    August 24, 2023 to August 23, 2024 – 15% Reduction

    August 24, 2024 to August 23, 2025 – 10% Reduction

    August 24, 2025 to August 23, 2026 – 5% Reduction


    The County also collects $2,332.00 per unit in development charges on behalf of the Upper Grand District School Board.


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

    For a copy of the 2022 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.