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Toronto Building Forms

All Toronto Building forms are available in fill-able format. Search the forms either by category or the A-Z list.

Forms should be completed and signed electronically. Please refer to instructions here on how to create an electronic signature and view the Electronic Submission Guidelines.

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Search the categories below for forms. Please note that the categories do not reflect all the forms required to make an application for a permit or service. For a full list of submission requirements please view the application guides or contact Toronto Building Customer Services

These forms are required to make an application for a permit to construct or demolish or to certify plans. Schedule 1 and /or Schedule 2 may be required to support an application for a permit to construct or demolish or an application to certify plans. 

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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These forms may be required when applying to demolish a house or building.

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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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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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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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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These forms are used to support permit applications and may be required as part of your project. Please review the application guides for more information. 

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.

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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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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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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Forms required to make request a service or information from Toronto Building Inspections

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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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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Forms required to make an application for a Preliminary Zoning Review

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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Forms required to make an application to the Sign Unit.

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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Commitment to General Review

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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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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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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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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Forms required to make an application for a solar domestic hot water system.

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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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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Forms A-Z List

ExpandApplication 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 

Downloadable PDF Form

 

ExpandBackflow 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.

ExpandDeclaration 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.

Download PDF Form

 

ExpandDemolition 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.

Download PDF Form

ExpandDocumentation 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). 

Download PDF Form  |   Guide

ExpandGreen 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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ExpandGreen 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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ExpandInspection 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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ExpandMunicipal 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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ExpandNotice 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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ExpandPreliminary 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.

Download PDF Form   |   Guide

ExpandProperty 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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ExpandRental 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.

 

Download form from City Planning

ExpandSDHW 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.

 

Download PDF file

ExpandSDHW 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".

 

Download PDF file

ExpandSign 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. 

Download PDF Form

ExpandThird 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.

Download PDF Form   |   Guide

ExpandVibration 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.

Download PDF Form