Follow the progress of a permit through the review and/or inspection stage


The Building Permit Application & Inspection Status site contains information about active permits that are 10 years old or less (from the date of application), and where the permit has been closed or canceled for no longer than one month. Information contained on this site is updated as of the previous business day.

Status of Preliminary Zoning Reviews:

The Building Permit Application status application now provides the status of Preliminary Zoning Review applications, including applications for Zoning Use Reviews and Preliminary Project Reviews for Signs.

Closing Permits

Property owners are required to schedule a final inspection upon completion of their project to close the permit.

If you are not sure what your permit status means, search the glossary for the status definition.

Application Acceptable
Application has met the submission requirement; however the intake has not been accepted yet because of the required initial permit fee.

Application Received
The Application has been received but intake has not been accepted or processed.

Cancellation Pending
The permit application is dormant for over five months and the owner / Applicant have been notified with a cancellation notice via registered mail. The Permit Application will be cancelled without further notice if no response is received within a month of the cancellation notice.

Examiner’s Notice
The Application has been accepted, and the Review has resulted in a Notice that has been sent.

The permit has been issued and is under active inspection.

Issuance Pending
Review has been completed, however other approvals and / or fees are outstanding.

Not Started
Application has been accepted but the review has not started.

Notice Sent
Review of the application has begun and the Examiner has identified deficiencies or outstanding items. A Notice has been sent to the Applicant and the Examiner is waiting for a response.

On Hold
The Application has been received but it is on hold because of missing information.

Permit Issued
The Permit has been issued.

Permit Revoked
The Permit has been revoked.

Ready for Issuance
A Review has been completed, and the Permit is ready for issuance at any time. For mechanical, plumbing permits that are related to a Building Permit may have to be issued together.

Refusal Notice
Application has been Accepted, the review has resulted in a Refused Notice that was sent to applicant. It is advisable that all items in the Refusal Notice be addressed before a response is submitted to the Examiner.

Response Accepted
A response to a Notice has been submitted to Toronto Building. The review of the application is back in the queue.

Response Received
A response to a Notice has been submitted to Toronto Building.

A Notice of Change has been submitted to the Chief Building Official.

Revision Issued
A Notice of Change has been submitted to the Chief Building Official and the revision has been accepted.

Under Review
An Application has been accepted and the Review has started but is not completed.

There is an Inspection Order against this Permit.

Work Not Started
An Inspection was conducted and the construction has not taken place.

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