A Building Permit for an interior alteration to a small residential building, such as a detached house, semi-detached house or townhouse.
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.
Where the proposed alterations include a new second suite, or where new openings are proposed, a site plan is required showing:
If your project includes an HVAC elements please review the Residential Mechanical (HVAC) Guide for additional requirement
If your project includes a plumbing or drain and water-service elements, please submit a Plumbing Data Sheet (below) with your Building Permit application. For one- and two-unit houses, no plans are required unless the project includes a reverse-sloping driveway. If the project includes a reverse-sloped driveway, then drawings must be submitted showing details of the reverse-sloped driveway and drain plan. All other residential plumbing and drain permit applications must include drawings showing the layout of plumbing and related fixtures on each floor level.
Building permit application form required for all submissions
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.
|Interior alterations (partitions, finishings, etc.)||Fee (per m², unless otherwise stated)
Effective Jan. 1, 2023
|Group C, E and F||$4.93|
The permit fees shown above are shown as as Service Index per square metre of proposed work, unless otherwise specified. For full details of permit fee calculation and a complete list of fee rates, please see the Building Permit Fees page.
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).