How long does it take to get a building permit?

The application process should be started well ahead of when you plan to start the project.

To avoid delays you should ensure all of your submission is complete along with applicable fees. Property owners are encouraged to pre-consult with the building department prior to submitting your application.

Division C-Part 1, Table 1.3.1.3 of the Ontario Building Code provides timelines for municipalities within which a permit is to be issued or denied. In most cases the timeline is 10 days, however larger classes of buildings allow municipalities longer timelines.


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