How to Apply for a Building Permit

When a building permit is required

Most renovation, construction or demolition projects require a building permit. You need a permit to make sure your project complies with the requirements in the Ontario Building Code, the Town of Oakville Zoning By-law and any other approvals you may need.

You will need to meet zoning regulations even if your project doesn’t require a building permit.

Please remember it is illegal to start construction before receiving a building permit. Find out more about the Province of Ontario's Building code on the Building Code Updates page. The Ontario Building Officials Association have also published a Guide to the Building Code Amendments (pdf).

How to get a building permit

Step 1

Determine if you need a building permit


Step 2

Prepare your building permit application


Step 3

Submit your application


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