Service Description

Stand-alone Mechanical (HVAC) Building Permit for work which is not related to other construction proposed for a building.

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.

Mechanical System Layout

  • Layout of mechanical system at each floor level

Mechanical Details

  • Type, location & size of equipment.
  • Heat loss & heat gain calculations
  • Duct design calculations


  • Mechanical ventilation calculations & design.


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.

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.

Permit for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2024
Group A & B – All Assembly, Institutional, Restaurants $1.77/m
Group C – Single Family Detached or Attached Dwellings, Townhouses:
Heating and Ventilating only, with no ductwork $198.59 flat fee
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning $250.22 flat fee
Boiler/Furnace Replacement $198.59 flat fee
A/C Unit Addition $198.59 flat fee
Other Group C – Buildings $1.29/m2
Group D & E – All Offices, Retail Stores, Mercantile Occupancies $1.43/m2
Group F – Industrial, Garages, Gas Stations:
Small Buildings (up to 230 m2) $214.47 flat fee
Laboratories $1.77/m2
Parking Garages $0.37/m2
Other Group F – Buildings (More than 230 m2) $0.99/m2
HVAC Alterations
Add on System, (Unit Heater, Make-up Air Unit, Exhaust Fan) and/or Ductwork Alterations $198.59 flat fee
Boiler/Furnace Replacement or A/C unit $357.45 flat fee
Special Ventilation Systems
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust, Spray Booth, Dust Collector, etc. $428.95 flat fee
Plumbing and Drainage Systems – Fixtures/Equipment/Roof Drains:
Single Family Dwelling $21.45 each
All other Buildings $28.61 each
Piping for Single Family Detached or Attached Dwellings:
Water services, Sanitary and Storm Buried Piping $198.59 flat fee
Repairs, Replacement and Additions of Buried Plumbing and Drainage Piping, Pool Drains $198.59 flat fee
Piping for all other buildings:
Inside Sanitary and Storm Piping $2.42/linear metre
Outside Water Services, Sanitary and Storm Piping $2.42/linear metre
Other Plumbing Work
Backwater Valves, Manholes, Catchbasins, Interceptors and Sumps Complete with Pumps $35.75 each
Backflow Prevention Devices (devices requiring testing) $85.79 each
Private Sewage Systems:
Holding Tank $357.45 flat fee
Septic System $714.92 flat fee

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).