- Is my subdivision assumed?
Assumption of the subdivision by the City occurs when the municipality assumes responsibility for the maintenance of all municipal services. This usually occurs within 3 to 6 years after the registration of the subdivision. To determine if your subdivision is assumed, contact Engineering & Development Services at 311. To check your property's assumption status, click here
- How do I determine who is my Builder, Developer or Consulting Engineer?
Your Purchase and Sale Agreement will indicate the name of your Builder. If you require assistance in determining your Builder, Developer or Consulting Engineer, contact Engineering & Development Services at 311. For details on the responsibilities for each, click here
- When will the sod be laid? When will I have grass?
The Subdivision Agreement sets out time frames for completion of the grading and sodding of your lot. Your lot may not be sodded immediately as it is best to wait for settlement to occur to minimize corrective works later on. The City does not know the exact timing of sod placement. Contact your Builder for more information.
- When will I get my grading/sod deposit back?
The builder (not the City of Brampton) holds the grading/sod deposit to your home. Builders generally return the grading/sod deposit to the Homeowner after the City has assumed the subdivision
. Check your Purchase and Sale Agreement to determine when your grading/sod deposit will be returned. If you require more information about your grading/sod deposit, contact your Builder.
- What can I do if I see someone dumping garbage in a new subdivision?
By-law enforcement may be able to charge the person dumping illegally. Contact the City of Brampton’s By-Law Enforcement Office at 905.458.3424.
If the garbage or debris is a hazard to vehicles or pedestrians, contact Engineering & Development Services at 311.
- What will my new address be?
Municipal addresses are assigned at the time of registration of a plan of subdivision. If you do not wish to purchase a home with a particular assigned number, contact the Building Division at 905.874.2434 to confirm the assigned municipal address. Please refer to the lot and plan number of the house for reference purposes.
- Where can I get information on when the park in my neighbourhood will be developed?
Engineering & Development Services coordinates the development of parkland in the City. For more information, call 311.
- I see a pond in almost every new subdivision. Why are they there?
Stormwater is water that flows across the land, into drainage systems and, ultimately, into natural areas, such as creeks, lakes and wetlands. As we develop natural land into subdivisions with houses, roads and parking lots, we reduce the amount of land that will absorb the stormwater. To avoid flooding and erosion and to manage run-off, the City must ensure that each new subdivision has a stormwater management program, which is often an engineered pond. For more information on Stormwater Management Ponds, click here
- When will the trees on the boulevard be planted?
The Developer is responsible for ensuring the trees on the boulevard have been planted, which is usually after the sod has been laid. If lots were sodded in the fall, the street trees will probably be planted the next spring. If the lots are sodded in the spring, the street trees will probably be planted in the fall, weather permitting. Trees are usually not planted during the hot and dry months of July and August. Trees will be planted according to City requirements 12 to 18 metres (40 to 60 feet) apart, which may not necessarily be in front of every home. For more information, contact Engineering & Development Services at 311.
- If the tree on the boulevard dies? Who do I contact to have it replaced?
The Developer is responsible for replacing dead trees within the 2 year warranty period after planting. Before the City assumes responsibility for the subdivision, the City and Developer will take an inventory of the trees to replace, addressing any complaints or reports from Homeowners. To report a dead tree, contact Engineering & Development Services at 311.
- I paid for a tree, but one was not planted in front of my home. Why?
A boulevard tree may not necessarily be planted in front of every home. Be advised that the City of Brampton is not involved with any charges made by Builders to New Homeowners for boulevard trees.
- Can I widen my driveway?
The City Zoning By-law regulates the width of driveways. A Homeowner must apply for a Driveway Widening Permit before widening their driveway. For information on the permit, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- When will my driveway be paved?
Your Purchase and Sale Agreement will state whether paving the driveway is the Builder’s responsibility or the Homeowner’s. Contact your Builder with respect to the timing of completion.
- Will there be hydro or utility box, sidewalk or street light in front of my house?
For information on the placement of your hydro or utility box, sidewalk or street light, contact your Builder.
- How do I report deficiencies (items that are missing or defective) with my new home?
Report new home deficiencies to your Builder. Provincial law requires that every new home in Ontario be protected by a mandatory warranty provided by the Builder and backed by the Tarion Warranty Corporation. For more information, visit www.tarion.com
- Where will the Canada Post Super Mailbox be placed?
A temporary Canada Post Super Mailbox will be placed in your neighbourhood until construction is advanced enough to install a permanent Super Mailbox. For more information, contact Canada Post at 1.800.267.1177.
- When will garbage pickup begin; and where can I get a blue box or green bin?
- Does the City perform snow removal operations in new subdivisions?
If someone is occupying a home on a street in a new subdivision, the City will perform snow removal operations on your street. For more information on snow removal, visit the Snow Page
or contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- Who do I contact to have the street swept?
Mud or dust that is tracked on the road from trucks or heavy equipment is the Developer’s responsibility to sweep. The number of times the street will be swept depends on the season and the amount of building activity. Contact Engineering & Development Services at 311 should you have any concerns regarding street sweeping within your new subdivision.
If the street requires sweeping due to sand that was deposited throughout the winter season
, Public Works will sweep the street. Visit the Street Sweeping
section of our website for information on our Spring/Summer Sweeping Program. The street must have a final top coat of asphalt to be part of this program.
- What school will my child be attending? And is there a school being built near me?
Peel District School Board
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga, ON L5R 1C5
Phone: 905.890.1221 Toll Free: 1.800.387.9501
Conseil scolaire Viamonde (formerly Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest)
116, Cornelius Parkway, Toronto ON, M6L 2K5
Appel sans frais : 1.888.538.1702
Tél. : 416.614.0844
Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud
110, avenue Drewry, North York ON M2M 1C8
Téléphones : 416.397.6564 ou 1.800.274.3764
- Is there going to be a new recreation facility in my area?
Contact Recreation at 905.874.2300.
- Who do I contact if I have an inquiry regarding fencing in a new subdivision?
Please refer to our list of Fence FAQs
for more information.
- Can I have the street light in front of my house moved to a different location?
Streetlights cannot be relocated as they are installed in specific locations to meet design standards for ample lighting on the street. The minimum distance between a street light base and the edge of a driveway is one meter.