A second unit is a self-contained residential unit located within a house. The unit may be in any part of the house, including the basement. Second units provide an affordable housing option for many people in Brampton.
A second unit is not legal unless it has been registered with the City and any work has been approved and inspected by the City. These policies are intended to make units safe, legal and livable.
Two-unit registration and building permit applications are accepted in person at the Flower City Community Campus, Unit #1, 8850 McLaughlin Road.
The Two-Unit Dwelling Registration and Building Permit Application processes are consolidated into a single application stream as described below.
You have up to 18 months from the date of application to complete the Registration Process to ensure your Second Unit meets all of the mandatory requirements.