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On January 1, 2015, new accessibility amendments to the Ontario Building Code came into force.
For more information on new requirements, see Overview of Updated Accessibility Requirements.
Beginning Monday, December 15, 2014, permit applications for new houses and associated permits such as demolition, mechanical and plumbing permits can now be applied for over email. A complete listing of Toronto Building services available through this channel, along with submission requirements, is available here.
Learn how to make an application for a Building Permit in-person or by email.
Learn how to apply for one of three Preliminary Zoning Review Programs to determine what Zoning or Applicable Law requirements apply to your project before you make an application for a building permit.
Learn how to make an application for a Sign Permit in-person or by email.
Find out who to contact if you have a complaint about construction in your neighbourhood
Learn how to use Telepermit to request, reschedule, cancel or review a Building Inspection.
Drawing records of prior permit applications to Toronto Building may be requested as an Application for Routine Disclosure. Learn how to make a disclosure application or how to request other Toronto Building records.
Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. The following is a list of common projects that require or do not require a building permit:
Learn what is required to submit an application for a:
Calculated based on the work you propose in your application, the fee schedule lists the fee rate charged for each type of work proposed, and explains your payment options.
Information on the City of Toronto harmonized zoning bylaw and former zoning bylaws.
Useful resources about development in the City of Toronto and other agencies that regulate the construction or use of buildings, whose approvals may be required prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Learn about making a development and Committee of Adjustment application including an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Site Plan Control, Part Lot Control, and Draft Plan of Subdivision.
If you are a homeowner or contractor planning a renovation, demolition, construction or landscaping project, you may need to apply for special permits if any part of the work takes place within the public right of way.
Learn about stormwater management and the actions you can take, and the approvals you may need, to reduce flooding and improve Toronto's water quality when undertaking a construction project, such as:
Learn about applying for a temporary sign permit. Temporary Signs include Portable Signs (including A-Frame Signs), Mobile Signs, Ground-Mounted Signs, and New Development Signs.