Toronto Building has two application streams, a “complete” application stream or an “incomplete” application stream. The Building Code specifies time frames for the review of complete building permit applications, however, there is no time frame for the review of incomplete applications.
A building permit application is considered complete when:
If all the conditions above are met, the Building Code specifies the following time frames for the review of complete building permit applications.
This stream is for applications where no Zoning Applicable Law Certificate has been issued for the project.
There is no time frame for review of this stream of permits and no re-examination fee for Incomplete permit applications.
Commercial Xpress is an enhanced Building Permit service for certain types of projects. Toronto Building’s goal is to review eligible applications within 10 business days.
The following projects qualify for Commercial Xpress Service:
Separate permits are required for plumbing, drains and HVAC. These permits do not qualify for Commercial Xpress.
All forms can be downloaded from our forms page and completed electronically. For more information please consult our Electronic Submission Guidelines.
Commercial Xpress service is available at any of our four district offices or through our email submission channel.