Residential Demolition Permit (with Replacement Building)
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A Permit to demolish an existing house to allow a new house to be built on the site.
All drawings to be done on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.
All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish, must be provided in a PDF format on a re-writable DVD, a USB drive or submitted by email.
This guide is only applicable if you are proposing a replacement building on the same site. If you wish to apply for a permit to demolish a house where there will be no replacement building, please contact the district office responsible for the location of proposed demolition.
Survey or Grading Plan
Survey, or alternately a Grading Plan (referenced to a current survey), showing the size and location of the existing house to be demolished, as well as property lines and lot area.
Building Permit application form required for all submissions
Required when applying for a demolition permit to establish that demolitions will take place in compliance with the Building Code Act and will proceed in an environmentally safe and sound manner. Use the checklist to determine if a structural engineer is required and if additional environmental requirements and fees apply.
Required when applying for a Demolition Permit to demolish a residential building/unit associated.
The 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 for tracking mud on City streets or failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks while construction is in progress.
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.
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.
Customers also have the option to attend ANY Toronto Building Customer Service counter to make an application for any of the services listed above. Customers will be asked to present a re-writable DVD or USB drive containing all the necessary materials for the eligible service requests. No paper copies will be required.
|Fee (per m², unless otherwise stated)
Effective Jan. 1, 2018
|All Buildings and Occupancies||$0.16|
|Environmental Review (in addition to Service Index)||$953.21|
|Implosion (in addition to Service Index)||$2,144.75|
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.
If you are demolishing your home, undertaking a major renovation or changing the use of your property, you may be eligible for a property tax rebate. Learn about who is eligible and how to apply for a property tax rebate.
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).