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Building Permit Timelines


Prescribed Review Periods for Building Permit Applications

The time required for processing a building permit application is between 10 to 30 business days depending on its class & size determination as follows:

  • 10 Days 
  1.   Houses and semi-detached houses including:
  • Additions, renovations
  • Decks
  • Attached garages, carports

        2.   Detached structures serving a building described under item 1. 

  • Sheds, Garages, Carports
  • Pool houses

        3.  Tents

  • 15 Days

                   1.  Town houses or row houses.

                   2.  Buildings other than those described above, where Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code is

                        applicable

  • 3 or fewer storeys in height
  • Building area less than 600 square metres
  • Major Occupancies classified as:
    • Residential 
    • Business and Personal Services (ex. Offices)
    • Mercantile (ex. Retail stores)
    • Medium or low hazard industiral

                   3.  Farm Buildings not exceeding 600 square metres in building area.

  • 20 Days

                    1.  Buildings where Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code is applicable.

  • More than 3 storeys
  • Greater than 600 square metres in building area
  • Building area less than 600 square metres
  • Major Occupancies classified as:
    • Assembly (including restaurants over 30 seats)
    • Care or Detention
    • Residential
    • Business and Personal Services
    • Mercantile
    • High, medium or low hazard industrial

        2.  Farm buildings exceeding 600 square metres in building area.

  • 30 Days 
  1.  Post-disaster buildings
  2.  High buildings to which Ontario Building Code 3.2.6 applies 
  3.  Buildings with interconnected floor areas to which Ontario Building Code 3.2.8.3 thru to 3.2.8.11 applies.

The above timelines are for complete permit applications.  A complete application is one that meets zoning requirements, applicable law & the submitted drawings provide all the required information:

Please be advised that Staff will provide assistance to the applicant but must refrain from assisting in the laying out of work or acting in the capacity of an engineer, architectural or designer.