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.

General Information

Please click on one of the following links for general information:

Permit Application Process

Step 1Check Your Zoning

  1. Check to see if your project will comply with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law (distance from property lines, maximum lot coverage etc.)
  2. Check to see if you require approvals from any external agencies such as a Conservation Authority or Heritage Committee. 

By-law 270-2004, as amended, is the City of Brampton’s comprehensive Zoning By-law. 

The zoning by-law contains provisions that regulate the use, size, height, and location of buildings and structures on all properties within the City.  The provisions of the by-law will specify the permitted uses (e.g. commercial or residential) and the required standards (e.g. building size and location) in each zone. 

The goal of the City’s zoning by-law is to create harmonious neighbourhoods and communities by ensuring that adjacent land uses are compatible and by setting regulations that govern built form. 

If you are building in an area regulated by a conservation authority, you will need approval from that authority before the City of Brampton can issue the building permit.  Please contact the Credit Valley Conservation Authority or the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for more information.

Click here to find more information about Zoning

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Step 2Choose an Application Stream

Plannin​​g 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.

These packages contain a checklist for you to follow, all of the necessary forms to complete prior to submitting your application and sample drawings illustrating the information that is required to be on your plans.


Project Standard
Accessory buildings (sheds and gazebos) $291.83
Additions & Alterations (Residential) Heated $10.76/m2 (min $291.83)

Unheated $119.53 + $8.36/m2 (Min. $291.83)
Additions (Unheated one story) $150.85 + $8.36/m2 (Min. $291.83)
Basement Finish $291.83
Below grade entrances (where revised grading approval is not required)  $291.83
Boiler Replacement $291.83
Carports  $291.83
Decks $291.83
Factory Built Fireplace $291.83
Garages $291.83
Heating or ventilation systems (other than geo-thermal)  $291.83
Masonry, Fireplace & Chimney $291.83
Minor Interior Alterations $291.83
Municipal water service or sanitary sewer services $291.83
New or enlarged Openings (windows and doors) $119.53 per opening (Min. $291.83)
Plumbing fixtures/finishing roughed-in plumbing  $291.83
Porches $291.83
Residential Solar Panels $291.83
Sewage systems (Installing, replacing or repairing) $597.62
Wood-burning appliances (stoves, fireplaces)  $291.83

Please note that if the application is received after 2 p.m., the process will begin the following business day.

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Step 3Check 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

Electronic submission of permit applications are now being accepted for the following Residential Permits:

Permits for construction of new homes, miscellaneous alterations and additions to existing homes as well as a change

of use permit to add a second unit within a home. ​

​​See the Submission Requirements guide prior to starting your online application.

For all other inquiries please contact the Building Division at building.inquiries@brampton.ca

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.