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Building Notices & Bulletins

Building Advisories and Information

Building Advisories and Information

Change of Use Building Permits

If you are planning to change the way you use all or part of an existing building, you may need a Change of Use Building Permit, even if you are not planning any construction.

NEW: Apply for your building permit online anytime with our e-permitting software

Software streamlines the application process allowing you to upload all necessary documentation, track the status of your permit application, request an inspection, and more.

New Building Code Requirements - Stair Dimensions, Guards, and Handrails

Advisory on New Building Code amendments that may have implications on your designs for Building Permits applied for after January 1, 2022.

Soil Gas Mitigation in New Part 9 Residential Buildings

Advisory on requirements for radon gas mitigation for new construction and additions to lowrise residential buildings.

Building Permit Application Process

Steps involved in applying for a Building Permit and what you can expect from the process, as well as what to do if your application is refused.

General Information about Building Permits

Information on obtaining a building permit, why they are necessary, and when you are required to have one.

Building a Second Suite or Second Unit

Information to review if you are considering putting in a second dwelling unit on your property.

Demolition Process

Before you demolish any building in part or in whole, you are required to apply for a demolition permit.

Owner's Obligations During Construction

Your Building Permit will be issued with a list of inspections that are required under the Building Code. Inspections will be carried out by our Building Inspectors.

Sign Permit Application

Installing any type of sign requires a permit. Read this notice for information on which application you need for your sign.

Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs

If you are planning to install a swimming pool, hot tub or any other artificial body of water that may be used for swimming or bathing, you will need to obtain a building permit.

Tents, Awnings and Canopies

A building permit may be required for temporary tents, awnings and canopies.

Constructing Additions to Homes, Garages, Carports, or Sheds

The proper process to follow when considering making changes to your property.

Installing a Fence

Applicable Zoning By-law excerpts for fences and necessary information and process.

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