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.
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
We are currently experiencing longer than normal turnaround times for permit applications. Estimated turnaround time is currently 15-20 business days.
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!
Find out if your project requires a building and development permit.
Find out how much a building and development permit will cost for your project.
Learn more about permit turnaround times for residential building and development projects.
Find bylaws and civic policies that are applicable to your building and development project.