Building permits give legal permission to begin construction, subject to other required municipal approvals, and ensure that the proposed construction will meet the minimum life and fire safety requirements contained within the Building Code.
Obtaining a permit is the law and allows Building staff to double check the important life safety features for your project.
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Permit Submission Requirements
To ensure a complete application, refer to our ICI and Large Residential Checklist (PDF) which outlines application, drawing, and submission requirements. Please note, a separate permit application is required for Site Servicing (PDF). Below are the related forms:
- Schedule 1 Designer Information Form (PDF)
- Ontario Building Code (OBC) Data Matrix: Part 3 (PDF)
- Ontario Building Code (OBC) Data Matrix: Part 10 (PDF)
- Ontario Building Code (OBC) Data Matrix: Part 11 (PDF)
- Commitment of General Reviews by Architect and Engineers (PDF)
- Applicable Law Checklist (PDF)
- Property Owner Consent Letter (PDF) (if applicable)
Projects subject to Site Plan Control require that conditions of site plan are signed-off by: Fire, Engineering, Water, Planning, and Building prior to building permit submission. An executed site plan is required prior to issuance of a building permit.
Other Municipal Reviews Associated with Building Permits
Where a property is not subject to Site Plan Approval, multiple municipal departments review building permit applications to confirm compliance with by-laws, design guidelines, and other legislation. Department requirements for site plans and civil plans are listed below:
Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size. Please refer to the current Fees By-law (see Schedule K). 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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