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project guides

Browse the list of Project Guides below for step-by-step instructions to guide you through the permit application process from start to finish. Don't see your project listed? Our Building Standards team is actively working on developing new project guides to assist with the permit application process.  

Permit Turnaround Time

We are currently experiencing longer than normal turnaround times for permit applications. Estimated turnaround time is currently 7-10 business days. 

Decks

Building or renovating a deck? Find out what information you need and what to expect when applying for a building permit.

Garages

Building a garage or accessory building? Find out what information you need and what to expect when applying for a building permit.

Home Renovation, Addition or New Construction

Looking to develop your basement? Renovate your existing home? Constructing a new home on your existing property? This project guide is designed to help walk you through the redevelopment process and provide additional resources and support for your project. 

Demolition

Find out what information you need and what to expect when applying for a demolition permit.

Plumbing

Whenever a plumbing system is being constructed, changed, renewed or repaired a plumbing permit is required.

Secondary Suites

Building or developing a secondary suite? This guide outlines the requirements for one unit dwellings with a secondary suite.

Garden and Garage Suites

Looking for help with planning, designing and constructing your garden or garage suite?

Swimming Pools

A building permit is required to construct, erect, install or demolish a private swimming pool. This project guide is designed to help walk you through the process.