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Residential Building & Development

residential buildings

Apply for a residential building permit to begin the development of a residential dwelling.

Application Process

  1. 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
  2. Complete the Residential Building and Development Permit Application and applicable forms listed on the residential application form. 
  3. Include one complete set of plans. Please see the drawing requirements handout for details.
  4. 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.

Apply Online

Building & Development Permit Fees 

Building and development permit fees are charged at time of permit issuance. For more information on permit fees, refer to Schedule 'A' of the Building Bylaw, and Section 4.7 of the Zoning Bylaw

Permit Turnaround Time 

After you have applied for your permit, the building standards team will begin processing your application.

Building and Development Permit Application Service Level Target* (June 1, 2020)

  New Alt
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
Apartment Buildings 17-22 9-15
Commercial, Industrial & Institutional 17-22 10-15
Major Projects 25-30 N/A
Demolitions        5-8 N/A

*Represented in business days