A development engineering permit may be required when planning a site alteration, pool installation, performing a road cut, excavation of land, constructing/widening a driveway, placing construction material/equipment or any object on the road.
There is one online application for a Development Engineering Permit however there are two types of permits that may result after the approvals have occurred:
Use the online services to submit Development Engineering Permit/Approval applications. Mailed or emailed applications will not longer be accepted. A combination of the permits may be required to cover all the required works of your project. Please ensure you check off all the applicable boxes on the application form. In the event that additional work is proposed after the original permit/application is approved and issued, revision fees will apply in accordance with the town’s Rates and Fees by-laws.
Review the Development Engineering (DENG) Permit Guide page for more information on submission and plan requirements.
Please use our Interactive Zoning Map to determine whether Development Engineering Site Plan (DESP) approval is required for residential rebuilds and major additions on lots which are zoned RL”X”-0.
Major additions are defined as increasing the first floor footprint of a residence by 50 square metres or more. If the footprint of the dwelling is not increasing, then a DENG permit is required.
Refer to the Development Engineering Site Plan (DESP) Guide for Submission page for submission and plan requirements.
We are currently experiencing a high level of engineering applications and inquiries. As we work to limit the impact to services, please bear with us as there may be delays in processing road corridor enquiries/permits.
To avoid delays, please ensure you have all the required information and documents for your permit application.
We will review your application within five business days to check we have everything required. If your application needs more information or documents uploaded, you will be notified by email. Once we have all the required information, you will be notified what fees are to be paid online. After payment, depending upon the complexity of the application, your application will be circulated for technical review and approvals which may take six to eight weeks.