It can take anywhere from 10 to 40 days to get your building permit. They are often delayed because of:

  • Incomplete drawings
  • Zoning compliance mistakes
  • Incomplete applicable law approvals (such as City Planning or Conservation Authority Permits)

When the permit application is received it will be deemed complete or incomplete. A complete application includes all required forms, documents and drawings and applicable law approvals.

Our target review timelines for an application depend on the application’s status as complete or incomplete. Below is a summary of our target review deadlines for the first review cycle, measured in business days. These timelines begin from the date that you complete the Pre-Application Review.


Complete Applications
Incomplete Applications
Houses and other small projects
10
20
Small buildings other than houses
15
30
Large buildings
20
40
Complex buildings
30
40
Tents
10
10
Interior alterations of non-housing projects
10
10
Demolition permits
10
20
Sign Permits
10
20
Pool Enclosure Permits
10
10
Plumbing – Housing
10
10
Plumbing – Other than Housing
15
15

We can’t process incomplete applications. We may abandon your application if it is inactive for 6 months or more.