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Building Permit Application Process

  1. Before applying for a permit be sure to speak with the Town’s Permit Coordinator at ext. 1268.
  2. Submit your application with supporting information, plans and the fee to the Building Standards Branch.
  3. Your application is reviewed for completeness and compliance with local zoning by-laws, the Ontario Building Code and other legislation.
  4. A decision is made to approve or refuse your application. If your application is denied for technical reasons, appeals may be made to the Building Code Commission.
  5. A building inspector then checks major phases of construction from start to finish.

Our Building Permit Guide for Homeowners is a helpful guide designed to assist you with your application process and to provide information on common projects that require a building permit.

Designer Information Required

Since January 1, 2006, the Ontario Building Code has required designers to provide information about their registration, qualification, and design responsibility on every document submitted for a building permit.  This information is required on every sheet of a set of drawings.

Related Forms and Documents

Note: If your permit application involves the installation or repair of an on-site sewage system you must complete and submit Schedule 2 with your application.

Sample Drawings for Residential Projects: