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Industrial, Commercial, Institutional & Large Residential Building Permits

Building Permit Submission Requirements:

  • Completed Building Permit Application
  •  Building Permit Fee 3 complete sets of drawings: 
    -   Civil drawings - servicing and grading
    -   Architectural
    -   Structural
    -   Mechanical/electrical/plumbing/sprinkler
  • 1 set of specifications and soil report
  • 2 additional copies of the civil drawings and architectural site plan
  • SB-10 design brief - See SB-10 - Division 3, chapter 1
  • Commitment for General Review by Architect and Engineer (attached)
  • Ontario Building Code Data Matrix (attached)
  • Confirmation of submission to other applicable agencies (as listed under OBC applicable law) i.e:
    -   Site Plan Control
    -   Conservation Authority
    -   MTO - Construction within their regulation limit
    -   MOE - Brownsfield Site

Interior Alteration and/or Change of Use:

  • 3 complete sets of drawings:
    -   Architectural
    -   Structural (if applicable)
    -   Mechanical/electrical/plumbing/sprinkler

*An additional set of drawings must be submitted when a conditional permit is applied for, showing compliance with the work proposed under the conditional request.

Minimum information to be included on Site and Civil plans (see below):

Engineering (Dave Caspick 705-739-4207)

  • Site Servicing and grading
  • SWMP
  • Curb box, vaults
  • Storm & Sanitary sewer, size, material & slope
  • Drainage, grading pattern
  • Driveway entrance, radius, width, headwall and apron paved
  • Easements
  • Roof control to splash pads
  • Test manhole on property (industrial)
  • Culvert treatment, dimensions
  • Geodetric elevations


Water Operations (Allan Miller 705-739-4220 ext. 6161)

  • Site servicing
  • Water service size & material
  • Water main size & material
  • Location of mechanical/electrical room

Fire Department (Tracy Stevenson 705-739-4220 ext. 3225)

  • Hydrant (existing, proposed)
  • Location of Fire department connection (sprinkler, standpipe)
  • Fire route (location, dimension)

Building Services (705-739-4212)

  • Key plan and scale
  • Professional stamps & signatures
  • All buildings (or additions) proposed and existing
  • Parking spaces (location & dimensions)

*Projects involving Site Plan Control may require additional information on the site plan i.e. landscaping, trees, garbage enclosure, etc.

Building plans must have sufficient detail and description that they could be given to a contractor who could construct the building, complying with all Building Code regulations.