Building Permits

Most renovation, construction or demolition projects require a building permit.

Build safe. Build with a permit.

The purpose of a building permit is to make sure your project follows the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, the Town of Oakville Zoning By-law and any other approvals you may need.

It is illegal to start construction before receiving a building permit. 

Your project must meet zoning regulations even if it doesn’t require a building permit. 

Common building projects

Before applying for a permit

It's important that you learn about the specific drawings and documents you need to apply for a building permit for your construction project. 

We've listed some common projects below.