Service Description

Building Permit for the construction of a designated structure, such as communication towers, crane runways, exterior tanks and supports, pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, satellite dishes and solar collectors.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

All drawings to be done on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer’s name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish, must be provided in a PDF format.

Site Plan

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines and lot area (referenced to a current survey).
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings and location of designated structure with overall dimensions, and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings.
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions.

Construction Details and Notes

Building materials and specifications of all structures and assemblies with typical construction sections and connection details.


Dimensioned plans of designated structure.


Scaled exterior elevations showing height(s).


Pertinent related structural load calculations.


Application to Construct or Demolish Form

Building permit application form required for all submissions


Schedule 1: Designer Information Form

Required for all designers, except Engineers and Architects when applying for any Construction Permit. Property Owners, if exempted, from Qualification / Certification, they must fill-in the form to specify the reason for exemption.


Commitment to General Reviews By Architect and Engineer

Required for all buildings where professional design and field review is required by the Ontario Building Code. This Commitment form must be signed by the owner or agent and the professional architect, engineer, or consultant.


Tree Declaration Form

Required for all projects where there is a potential for damage to private or City trees. Applicant is also responsible to comply with other tree protection bylaws.

Please note: not all projects are eligible for email submission. Review the list of eligible applications and detailed email submission process.

To submit an application by email please use the ‘Email’ button on top of the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish.

Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2024
Communication Tower $393.21/structure
Crane Runway $393.21/structure
Exterior Tank and Support $393.21/structure
Pedestrian Bridge $393.21/structure
Retaining Wall $11.43/linear metre
Satellite Dish, Solar Collector $393.21/structure

Protect Your Privacy

Please do not include any personal information on your Building Plans (e.g., the homeowner’s name or phone number). Building Plans submitted for Permit are subject to disclosure in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).