Property Information Request Guide

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All Toronto Building Forms


Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish

Required when applying for construction or demolition permits, including swimming pool enclosure and sign applications. Please refer for Schedule D of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 363 for drawings and submission requirements. Please refer to the fee schedule for applicable current fee. Mechanical, plumbing applications related to a building permit are considered to be the same project and their fees are covered under the building permit, however the building permit has to be applied for first or at the same time - indicate the (9- digit) project number on your application. For multiple discipline/applications pick the appropriate combination in the description box on the form. For multiple residential project, fill-in one application for each building type or each block of attached row houses together Schedule A: Multiple Residential Application Form 

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Application for Routine Disclosure

Required when applying for access to building plans.

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Application/Information for SDHW

Required when applying for a Solar Domestic Hot Water permit for a single family residential building where the product has not been certified by Toronto Building.

 

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Appointment of Authorized Agent (Third Party Sign Tax)

The Appointment of Authorized Agent Form must be completed if you are authorizing an agent to act on your behalf in respect of the City’s Third Party Sign Tax.

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Authority to Occupy Request

Required when applying for a permit to occupy an unfinished building and after consulting the building inspector that the building is ready for such permit. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule.

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Backflow Prevention Information Templates

Based on site conditions, the following drawings may be used to apply for a plumbing permit for the installation of premises isolation backflow prevention devices."

MAPAC-006-2009: Premises isolation backflow preventer installation up to 1" size with thermal expansion relief valve.

MAPAC-007-2010: Premises isolation backflow preventer installation up to 2"size with suspended expansion tank.

MAPAC-008-2010: Premises isolation backflow preventer installation up to 2" size with floor mounted expansion tank.

MAPAC-009-2010: Premises isolation backflow preventer installation up to 2" size with suspended expansion tank and multiple hot water tanks.

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.

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Consent to Enter - Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

A Consent to Enter form is required when installing a backwater valve and sump pump to assist Toronto Water in determining eligibility for Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
The form provides City staff permission to enter the property and verify the existence of a sump pump. 


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Declaration of Use Letter

The Declaration of Use may be required by an examiner to clarify the use of a building to supplement the information shown on the plans. If requested by the examiner, the Registered Property Owner must complete and sign the form, clearly indicated the proposed use.

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Demolition Permit Application Checklist

Required when applying for a demolition permit to establish that demolitions will take place in compliance with the Building Code Act and will proceed in an environmentally safe and sound manner. Use the checklist to determine if a structural engineer is required and if additional environmental requirements and fees apply. As a general rule, buildings with a history of industrial use have a high probability of containing one or more contaminated substances.

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Documentation of SDHW Certified Plans

Required documentation when applying to certify a solar domestic hot water product for a single family residential building. Refer to submission requirements on the second page. (Note application for certifications of SDHW products to be co-ordinated through the Toronto Energy Office). 

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Documentation to Certify Plans

Required when applying to certify a house, tent or a portable classroom. Please refer to fee schedule for applicable current fee.

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Energy Efficiency Compliance Checklist for Part 9, Non-Residential Buildings

Required when applying to construct a new Part 9 non-residential building or an addition to an existing Part 9 non-residential building, to establish compliance with the energy efficiency requirements stipulated in Supplemental Standard SB-10 of the Ontario Building Code.  Further information about energy efficiency requirements for new buildings is available from the provincial building code website at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page9891.aspx

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Energy Efficiency Design Other Than Part 9

Required when applying to construct a new building, or for an addition to an existing building, to establish compliance with the energy efficiency requirements stipulated in Supplemental Standard SB-10 of the Ontario Building Code.

The form and further information about energy efficiency requirements for new buildings is available from Building Right Ontario

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Energy Efficiency Design Summary - Part 9 Residential

Required when applying to construct a new Part 9 residential building or an addition to an existing Part 9 residential building, to establish compliance with the energy efficiency requirements stipulated in Supplemental Standard SB-12 of the Ontario Building Code.

Existing Life Safety Systems for Building

Required for most alteration/renovation applications. (Part 9 or Part 3 other than houses), to reveal information about the building's life safety system in the building. "The Building Design Information Form" could be used as a substitute.

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First Party Sign Permit Application

Required when applying for a permit to erect, modify, or restore a First Party Sign. An application for a Building Permit is also required except for most painted and window signs. A sign structure fee would be applicable. Application form.

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Green Roof Declaration

Required for all new buildings or building additions applications with a gross floor Area exceeding 2000 m², or where a green roof is proposed to be constructed. The form contains a declaration by the applicant and designer. Designer self-checklist is intended to assist Designers in reviewing their project by providing a summary of Code and bylaw provisions.

 

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Green Roof Inspection Report Checklist

Required upon completion of the installation of the green roof. This site review report is to be submitted by the designer to the inspector, verifying that the green roof installation is in conformance with City of Toronto Bylaw No.583-2009, Section 492-9 "Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard: Mandatory Provisions."

 

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Inspection Request

Required when requesting an inspection, mainly for multiple inspection requests like subdivisions. Requests to be submitted to the  local district inspection office.

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Inspection Status Request

Required when applying for a written confirmation of an inspection status. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule (one hour of inspection fee/status). Requests to be submitted to the local district inspection office.

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Installer's Declaration for Electromagnetic Locking Devices

Required for all buildings where Electromagnetic Locking Devices are installed. "Commitment to General Reviews By Architect and Engineer" form could be used as a substitute, however all permit application drawings must then bear the seal and signature of an architect and/or a professional engineer.

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Lot Grading Criteria for Infill Housing Letter of Undertaking

Required when applying for permits for new housing which are not subject to Sub-division or Site Plan Approval.

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Lot Grading Criteria for Infill Housing Lot Grading Certificate

Required when applying for permits for new housing which are not subject to Subdivision or Site Plan Approval.

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Municipal Road Damage Deposit

Required for all projects involving exterior work, except Residential FASTRACK type jobs or if the project is subject to Site Plan approval with City Planning. Applicant/owner is required to pay a damage deposit as a protection guarantee against damage to the curb, sidewalk, road, public laneway, boulevard and other services as well as tracking mud on City streets, or failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks while construction is in progress. Return of deposits after completion of construction is administered by Right-of-Way Management, Transportation Division, in relevant district.  

 

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Notice of Objection

Required as part of a Third Party Sign Tax dispute under Chapter 771-33 of the Municipal Code. Must be filled out within 60 days of the date of the invoice that is being disputed.

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Owner's Acknowledgement of Demolition Control Conditions

Required when applying for a Demolition Permit to demolish a residential building/unit associated.

 

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Plumbing Data Sheet

Required when applying for a plumbing permit relating to plumbing work on private property or within buildings or structures.

 

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Preliminary Review Request for Business License

Required when applying for business licence approval of public garages, restaurants, adult entertainment parlours, body rub establishments, holistic centres, and entertainment establishments/night clubs. 

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Preliminary Project Review - Use Only

Required when applying for an assessment as to whether the use is a listed permitted use at the specific location, under the current applicable zoning bylaw.

The review will not include parking, loading, built form standards, or any other qualifications or conditions related to that use. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule.

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Preliminary Project Review (PPR) Request Form

Required when written confirmation that a proposal complies with the zoning bylaw is necessary. Highly recommended for submission with Committee of Adjustment Applications. One full set of Architectural plans are required.

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Property Information Report

Required when applying for a written confirmation of property information for active building permits and applications, outstanding orders or violation files, building and Municipal Licensing & Standards, active sign permits and applications, active Committee of Adjustment applications. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule (Routine Compliance fee search). Please direct your request to address on the form.

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Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion: Declaration of Use and Screening Form

Required for residential demolition or renovating of any residential building when the land have 6 or more dwelling units and one or more is a rental units to ensure compliance with Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Bylaw.

If screening suggests that an Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application is required, you need to fill-in the Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion Application form and submit it to City Planning for approval.

 

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Schedule 1: Designer Information

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.

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Schedule 2: Sewage System Installer Information

Required when applying for a plumbing permit to replace or expand a septic tank and/or weeping bed.

 

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Schedule A: Multiple Residential Application Form

Required when applying for a Multiple Residential Permit.

 

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SDHW Roof Structure Report

Required when applying for a Solar Domestic Hot Water permit for a single family residential building for both certified and non-certified SDHW Systems.

 

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SDHW Backflow Prevention Device Test Report

Required upon completion of the installation of the Domestic Hot Water Solar System. The reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device (RP BFP) must be tested by a Certified Backflow Prevention Tester in accordance with the CSA B 64 standard requirements. This test report must be submitted to the building inspector for the project.

 

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SDHW System Inspection Report

Required upon completion of the installation of the Domestic Hot Water Solar System. The certified installer or a professional engineer must submit to the inspector the verification that the installation of the system is in conformance with CSA F-383-87 "Installation Code for Solar Domestic Hot Water systems".

 

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Sign Bylaw Amendment Application

Required when applying for an amendment to the sign bylaw to erect a sign type that is not permitted, to enact a signage master plan, or to establish a special sign district. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule.

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Sign Variance Appeal

Sign Variance Appeal Application can be used to appeal the decision of the Chief Building Official with respect to a variance from the sign by-law.

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Sign Variance Application

Required when applying for sign bylaw variance, if proposed sign does not comply . Preliminary project review is mandatory before submitting for the sign variance. No plans are required, the response will be in a letter format. 

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Signage Master Plan Application

Required when applying for a Signage Master Plan or where three or more signs on a property require a variance from Chapter 694. 

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Site Services Declaration Form

Required for all site service applications where this permit is applied for prior to the completion of the Site Plan Application process with City Planning.

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Special Inspection Overtime Request

Required to request Toronto Building to conduct an inspection that cannot occur during regular business hours.

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Transfer of Sign Ownership

Required for documenting a transfer of ownership for a sign or sign structure. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule.

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Tree Declaration

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 http://www.toronto.ca/trees/

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Third Party Sign Permit Application

Required when applying for a permit to erect, modify, or restore a Third Party Sign. A fee is applicable as per fee schedule. An application for a Building Permit is also required except for most painted and window signs. A sign structure fee would be applicable.

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Third Party Sign Inventory Declaration

Required when submitting the annual third party sign inventory as per Bylaw 197-2010.

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Vibration Control

Required for all projects except Part 9 residential to detail construction activities which may result in vibration and the necessary pre-construction and preventative measures which will be taken.

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Worksheet for Evaluating Alternative Solutions

Required when applying for alternative solution evaluation under the objective based code. Please attach all reference documents to this form, and submit your application as a single PDF file. Only a qualified designer may apply for an Alternative Solution evaluation. 

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If you are using the Word (docx) version, please convert the form to a PDF format before submitting it to Toronto Building.