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Building Permit

The Building Division issues permits for the construction, renovation, demolition and certain changes of use of buildings, and for the installation, alteration, extension or repair of on-site sewage systems. 

Why do I need a building permit?

Building permits protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. By reviewing and approving building plans before any work is done, we can ensure that buildings comply with:

  • the Ontario Building Code, which sets standards for the design and construction of buildings to meet objectives such as health, safety, fire protection, accessibility and resource conservation
  • the local zoning by-law and other planning controls on buildings
  • other applicable legislation, including conservation authority approvals and certain requirements under the Environmental Protection Act.

Public Notices 
Indexation of Permit Fees for 2014

Upcoming 2012 Ontario Building Code

Notice to Home Builders

For any general questions, you can email us at building@burlington.ca.

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