Building permits protect the property owner, contractor, and the community by ensuring construction and development conforms to building by-laws, the National Building Code, other regulations, and acceptable standards for health and safety. A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction, demolition, addition, renovation, or alteration to the use on your property.
Select Your Project
The following is a list of common projects that require a building permit. Select your project type below and we will provide you with a project checklist, required forms, examples and standard templates.
New Residential Construction
Use for the new construction of single, two-unit and semi-detached dwellings.
New Modular/Mini Homes
Use for the installation of a factory-built dwelling with or without a permanent foundation.
Residential Additions & Renovations
Use for additions and alterations of single, two-unit and semi-detached dwellings
Use for the construction of garages and sheds under 55 m² (592 ft²), and domes, yurts, and camps under 58.06 m² (624.95 ft²).
Accessory Building Exceeding 55 m² (592 ft²)
Use for the construction of garages and buildings exceeding 55 m² (592 ft²) located on the same lot as the main building to which it is accessory.
Decks & Fences
Use for the construction of attached decks, detached decks, pool enclosures and fences.
Creating a Secondary Suite within a Single Family Dwelling
Use when creating a single, self-contained suite typically used as an in-law or granny suite.
Creating an Apartment within a Single Family Dwelling
Use when creating a single, self-contained apartment typically for rental purposes.
Converting a Residential Dwelling to a Commercial Building
Use when changing the use of a building from a residential home to a commercial building.
New Construction and Additions (Part 3 Buildings)
Use for major occupancies classified as assembly, care or detention, and high hazard industrial occupancies.