Residential Building & Development
Apply for a residential building permit to begin the development of a residential dwelling.
- A professional architect or engineer is required for projects outside the scope of Part 9 of the National Building Code. For more information, please refer to Requirement for a Design Professional
- Complete the Residential Building and Development Permit Application and applicable forms listed on the residential application form. For Alternative Family Care Home construction, renovation, or addition, complete the Alternative Family Care Home Application.
- Include one complete set of plans. Please see the drawing requirements handout for details.
- Apply Online. Applying for your permit online is quick and easy. Refer to our Online Permit Quick Start Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your permit.
Permit Turnaround Time
After you have applied for your permit, the building standards team will begin processing your application. Please note, we are currently experiencing
Building and Development Permit Application Service Level Target* (June 1, 2020)
|Single/Semidetached Dwelling Site||5-7**||5|
|Alternative Family Care Home||15||8|
|Group Dwelling Site - Including Site Development||15-20||5-8|
|Group Dwelling Site - Post Site Development Approval||10-15||5-8|
|Commercial, Industrial & Institutional||17-22||10-15|
*Represented in business days
** We are currently experiencing longer than normal turnaround time for permit applications. Estimated turnaround time is currently 15-20 business days.