Building Permit Process

As a homeowner, you may be planning to update or add to your home but, before any construction can begin, you will need to ensure that you have the required permits for your renovation or addition. Building permits are needed for renovations including, but not limited to, adding a room, finishing the basement, building a garage or remodeling the interior of your house.

It is your responsibility, as the homeowner, to ensure that a building permit is obtained before you start construction. Building without a permit is against the law and could result in you and/or your contractor being subject to fines or penalties as set out in the Building Code Act.

Common Construction Project Guides



Book an Inspection

  1. Book inspection(s) online at the following link -  Inspection Request.  or Call the Building Division Inspection Line at 905-878-7252 ext 2396
  2. Provide us with the following information:
    • Building Permit number and address
    • Contact name and telephone number
    • Nature of inspection required
  3. Call or e-mail Building Division prior to 3:00 pm if a next day inspection is required.

Please Note: Several inspections are carried out during construction and upon completion. It is the responsibility of the permit holder or the agent/contractor acting on the behalf of the property owner to book appointments for the required inspections.

Rates and Fees

Additional Information on Building Permits

The documents found on this page are available in a variety of accessible formats, upon request.  Please contact us to make a request.