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How to apply for your permit:

Find your Zoning Designation & Zoning District

Development regulations vary depending on the zoning designation of your property. Search for your property on the Development Portal map, and make note of your Zoning Designation.

Go to the Zoning Bylaw No. 8770 and enter your zoning designation in the search field (ctl+F will pull up the search field) to find your Residential Zoning District.

Navigate to the appropriate Section and Subsection of the bylaw to review all development regulations that apply to your zoning district, such as permitted uses, discretionary uses, development standards, and landscaping requirements. Use these requirements to plan your project.

Preparing your Construction Drawings and Supporting Documents

A complete application includes:​

  • Completion of the Submission Details Form, which is found in the Detached Garage & Accessory Building Project Guide.
  • Site plan, showing lot and building dimensions of the proposed accessory building and all other buildings on the property, City tree locations, curb crossings, and distances to property lines.
  • A drawing showing the direction of the trusses/rafters and the location and sizes of all doors and windows.
  • A cross-section may be required in some instances to show the height of the garage above ground.

Apply for your Permit -

New online services are now available for building and development permits and inspections for garages and accessory buildings. The new ePermitting system allows you to track all permit and inspection activity from initial application to completion, renewal or expiration of your permit. Visit to register your account or to sign-in to the online portal.

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