Garden Suite Registration Process

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  • STEP 1: Apply through the Planning Division for Custom Home Approval and Zoning By-Law Compliance.
    • A fee of $500 will be applicable, along with a $5000 security deposit.
    • Visit this Planning webpage for all the appropriate instructions
  • STEP 2: Apply online through the Building Division for a building permit. Submission requirements include: Click to Apply
  • STEP 3: Educational Development Charges (EDCs) is collected prior to building permit issuance. The City collects EDCs on behalf of the school boards, based on the EDC rate at the time of building permit issuance. EDC rates for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and the Peel District School Board can be found here​.
  • STEP 4Complete construction and book inspections as required.
  • STEP 5: Email ESA Certificate from the Electrical Safety Authority to and we will finalize your registration. Completing the registration process ensures a garden suite meets all requirements under the Ontario Building Code or Fire Code, Electrical Safety Authority and local Zoning By-Law. A registration system also helps the City identify the location of garden suites