70 Collier Street, 8th Floor
Phone: (705) 726-4242
Fax: (705) 739-4240
Building permits give legal permission to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation on a property. Failure to obtain building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed.
Depending on the project, a building permit submission will need to include different documentation and information.
If your application meets submission requirements for our streamlined Commercial Fast Track program, you may qualify for expedited review and processing. Apply in person: Building Department, 8th Floor City Hall, Mondays only between 8:30am - 4:30pm. To qualify:
If you have an active permit application, you can submit supporting permit documents digitally. To upload:
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. This is the minimum information required to be included on site and civil plans:
Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size. Please refer to Schedule B of the current Fees By-law. Additional fees for development charges may apply. Contact Finance at (705) 739-4232 to see if this applies to your project.
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