Single Detached Dwellings and Duplex Building Permits

If you are a property owner or builder planning to renovate, add onto or build a new single detached dwelling or duplex you are required to obtain permits. New accessory buildings over 10 square meters, such as a garage, also require permits.

How to Apply

  1. Review and complete the forms in the Residential and Accessory Building Permit Application Package prior to permit submission.

  2. If you are building in Queensborough review the additional requirements.

  3. Once you have obtained the drawings and documents required as per the checklist in the Residential and Accessory Building Permit Application Package, you may apply for a Building Permit at the Building Division counter at City Hall.

    Note: Applications are accepted between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Mondays, and between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Tuesday through Friday.

  4. If all requirements are met the Plan Reviewer will accept the building permit application and an application fee must be paid.

Please see Forms & Documentation for handouts.