The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) issues fire approval and building permits for accessory apartments in EG. Before moving forward, please contact Town staff to review the steps and requirements are involved. An example of what you need are:

  • enough parking spaces
  • enough sewer or septic capacity

There are three steps to getting an Accessory Apartment:

Check your Zoning

Check the zoning to make sure that a secondary unit/accessory apartment is allowed in your zone. Email the Planning Branch with the address of the property to check.

Get Emergency Services approval

Contact the EG's Fire Prevention Officer to learn about the process and requirements.

Complete the Accessory Apartment Application (this form is available in other formats, please contact Emergency Services to request).

Pay the application fees.

The total fee is $1,350 broken down in to two payments:

  • Upon application (non-refundable) $675 per two-unit house
  • Prior to approval of registration (if granted) $675 per two-unit house

Apply for your building permit

Once you have received the necessary approval from the Emergency Services, you can move forward to apply for the required building permits.

You can also see the Province's guide for adding a second unit for more information, including what is considered a second unit, requirements, and the process for adding one

Provincial Guide - Add a second unit in your house