Service Description

Building Permit for a new pool enclosure for an existing house

Service Outcome

Building Permit

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 on a re-writable DVD, USB or submitted by email.

Site Plan

A site plan showing:

  • pool and property dimensions;
  • distances to the house and lot lines;
  • location and dimensions of any doors and windows in the house adjacent to the pool area;
  • location, height and material of proposed fence;
  • percentage of hard versus soft landscaping*

Note: Soft landscaping may include the water surface area of outdoor swimming pools or other ancillary structures used to hold water, such as fountains or artificial ponds.


Application to Construct or Demolish Form

Building permit application form required for all submissions


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.


‘No-Wrong-Counter’ Applications

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 containing all the necessary materials for the eligible service requests. No paper copies will be required.

Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2020
Pool Fence Enclosures $198.59

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).