Building Division Homeowners and Residential Contractors Welcome to the residential building permit page. The following information has been provided to guide you through the application experience...
If you are planning to construct an addition to your home or a new/replacement dwelling your plans may be affected by the Mature Neighbourhood requirements. Click here for more information about whether the Mature Neighbourhood provisions apply to your project.
Please click on one of the following links for general information:
Permit Application Process
Check Your Zoning
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- Check to see if your project will comply with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law (distance from property lines, maximum lot coverage etc.)
- Check to see if you require approvals from any external agencies such as a Conservation Authority or Heritage Committee.
Choose an Application Stream
In a Rush? Try Our 3 Day Concierge Permit Service.
For certain types of projects, the Building Division offers a Concierge Permit Application option that will allow you to receive a building permit within 3 business days.
Planning Ahead? Make Use of the Standard Permit Application Service.
The Standard Permit Application Service is available for all home renovation projects. Through this service the Building Division will provide a review of your application within 10 business days. Click "View More" to review the available application packages and associated fees.
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Check for Other Required Approvals
Approvals from other departments or agencies may be required before the Building Division can accept an application for or issue a building permit.
Submit Your Application
Bring your completed application form, drawings and any other document that is indicated as being required on the checklist, provided in Step 2, to the Building Division. You or your contractor must apply in person. The Building Division is located at:
Flower City Community Campus
8850 McLaughlin Road, Unit 1
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
Call For Inspections
Once your application has been approved you will be called to pick up your permit, your permit is not issued until you have picked it up and paid any outstanding fees. The permit must be issued in order for you to book inspections. Please visit the Inspections Page for details on when and how to book your inspections.