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Building Standards is committed to helping homeowners, professional consultants and contractors navigate the City’s construction standards and permits to help keep their projects on track and up to code.

Our Mission is to provide the public with a safe and healthy place to live, work, learn and play.

Our Vision is to create value for customers, residents, investors and businesses through the delivery of competitive, predictable, and consistent programs and services.

Building and development permits are required and inspections are performed, to ensure buildings provide the necessary life safety and fire safety requirements. The Building Permit review and corresponding inspections are administered under the regulations contained in the Building Bylaw, the Swimming Pool Bylaw, the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act and the National Building Code of Canada. 

Permit Turnaround Time

Estimated turnaround time for residential permit applications is currently 5-7 business days. 

Project Guides

Project Guides provide step-by-step instructions to guide you through the permit application process from start to finish. Check out our latest project guides for garages, decks, infill projects and more!

Building & Development Permits

Find out if your project requires a building and development permit.

Building & Development Permit Fees

Find out how much a building and development permit will cost for your project. 

Building & Development Permit Turnaround Time

Learn more about permit turnaround times for residential building and development projects.

Bylaws and Policies

Find bylaws and civic policies that are applicable to your building and development project.