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City strengthens driveway work rules to keep community safe

​BRAMPTON, ON (April 27, 2021) – The City of Brampton has strengthened rules for contractors who perform driveway paving work on private properties to help create safer homes and a safer community.

New this year, contractors and driveway sealers are required to complete online training with the City before being licensed. A security deposit is now mandatory for contractors. These pre-requisites for licence issuance and/or renewals are significant steps towards mitigating illegal construction on driveways.

When the Provincial stay-at-home order is lifted, By-law and Enforcement Services staff will resume investigations of driveway installations or expansions that do not comply with the City’s various by-laws.

Residents planning to widen their driveway to add more parking space, add paving stones or reseal their driveway are asked to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Check that a contractor is licensed by the City of Brampton. A list of licensed contractors is available online.
  • For DIY projects, check with the City to confirm the maximum permitted width of a driveway and if a curb cut permit is required.
  • Trained individuals must be on site during driveway paving. 

Both contractors and residents are responsible for ensuring that construction is in line with City by-laws and legal. 

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Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 |