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Building Permits

No person shall construct or demolish a building or cause a building to be constructed or demolished unless a permit has been issued by the Chief Building Official [Building Code Act, 1992 8(1)];

“construct” means to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere and “construction” has a corresponding meaning.

“Demolish” means to do anything in the removal of a building or any material part thereof and “demolition” has a corresponding meaning

*Please note that if your property is along Highways 628 or 11/17, Ministry of Transportation approval must be sought before a construction permit can be issued by the Chief Building Official.

Building Code- Construction and Demolition Permits

Building Permit $0 to $2,500 value$35.00
$2,501 - $5,000 value$45.00
$5,001 & over$45.00 plus $5.00 per $1,000 or fraction thereof in excess of $5,000
Application Deposit$100.00
Demolition Permit$40.00

Planning Act Application

OMB Hearing (does not include appeals) $1,500
Draft Plan of Subdivision Application$1,000
Subdivision Agreement$1,000
Site Plan Agreement$750
Official Plan Amendment$800
Zoning By-law Amendment $750
Minor Variance$100

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed. Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what’s changed. Find out what it means for you.