What happens if I build without a permit?

As a property owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained, even if you’re hiring a builder or contractor. If you’re unsure whether you need a permit, contact the Building Department to find out.

Fees for building without a Building Permit are equal to a permit fee or a minimum $100.00. Penalties of up to $50,000 upon conviction for illegal construction may apply per the Ontario Building Code Act.


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