Building Permits in Greater Toronto Area


What is a building permit?

A building permit is your formal permission to begin the construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property.

As part of the building permit process, municipal staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local Zoning Bylaws, and other Applicable Law.

Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.

When do I need a building permit?

Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure.

Building Permit Applications & Reviews

TBM Engineers Inc., enforces compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Compliance with the Building Code is achieved through mandatory inspections for building permits and demolitions, and investigations of emergency orders and work without permits.

Below are links to municipalities requirements for building permits:

Ajax                                                                                                   Milton 
Aurora                                                                                              Mississauga 
Barrie                                                                                                Newmarket 
Bradford West Gwillimbury                                                        Oakville
Brampton                                                                                        Oshawa
Caledon                                                                                            Pickering
East Gwillimbury                                                                           Richmond Hill
Erin                                                                                                   Toronto

Halton Hills                                                                                    Vaughan                                                                      

Markham                                                                                        Whitby

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