A building permit for a new dwelling, such as a detached house, semi-detached house or row house.
All drawings to be drawn 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.
Submit a plan showing the proposed grading of the lot, designed in a manner that will result in no new instances of ponding occur on existing adjacent properties and the subject property as a result of construction, in conformance with the Lot Grading Criteria for Infill Housing.
Fully dimensioned, for each level showing existing & proposed uses of all spaces, including location of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors and all plumbing fixtures.
Provide existing/proposed construction with foundation & exterior wall information, showing interior partitions and structural framing above.
If your project includes an HVAC elements please review the Residential Mechanical (HVAC) Guide for additional requirement
Plumbing and Drain Permits
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 reverse sloped driveway and drain plan. All other residential plumbing and drain permit applications must include drawings showing layout of plumbing and related fixtures on each floor level.
To submit an application by email please use the ‘Email’ button on top of the Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish.
Detailed steps for the email submission process are also available to assist in making your application.
Application to Construct or Demolish Form
Building permit application form required for all submissions
Energy Efficiency Design Summary – Part 9 Residential
Required when applying to construct a new Part 9 residential building or an addition to an existing Part 9 residential building, to establish compliance with the energy efficiency requirements stipulated in Supplemental Standard SB-12 of the Ontario Building Code.
Compliance using prescriptive method:
Prescriptive Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form
Compliance using performance and other acceptable compliance methods:
Performance Compliance Methods Form
Infill Public Notice Declaration Form
This is a declaration form to be submitted to Toronto Building in order for the Owner or authorised agent of the owner to request an electronic copy of the Residential Infill Public Notice from Toronto Building
Applicant/owner is required to pay a damage deposit as a protection guarantee against damage to the curb, sidewalk, road, public laneway, boulevard and other services as well as tracking mud on City streets, or failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks while construction is in progress.
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.
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 http://www.toronto.ca/trees/
Lot Grading for Infill Housing Letter of Undertaking
Required when applying for permits for new housing which are not subject to Sub-division or Site Plan Approval.
The Lot Grading Consultant must issue a final Lot Grading Certificate to Toronto Building upon completion of the final grades during construction.
|Fee (per m², unless otherwise stated)
Effective Jan. 1, 2023
|Residential Unit Fee
Each new residential unit included in an application
|Single Family Dwellings, Semis, Townhouses, Duplexes, Live/Work Units||$17.16|
|(i) For Certification of Plans||$8.59|
|(ii) Permits for Certified Plans||$14.56|
|All other multiple unit buildings and any other residential occupancies||$17.16|
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).