Apply for a Building Permit Online
Your one-stop access - submit, review, pay a portion of fees & seek approval online of your building project.
Saves you time, money & simplifies the process!
Guidance & Help for Your Next Project
Building Permits are necessary to ensure that fire, construction and structural safety standards are met. Permits also confirm that the project follows Zoning By-laws. It is your responsibility to ensure that a Building Permit is obtained prior to construction or demolition.
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Building Permit Requirements
Building Permit Fees
Accessory Buildings (garage, shed, gazebo)
Porches & Decks
Dust Mitigation During Consruction & Demolition
Residential Infill Construction
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I do not get a Building Permit?
If construction has started prior to the issuance of a Building Permit, consequences may include:
- Costly repairs may be required to gain compliance
- Removal of work done not in compliance with the Ontario Building Code and/or other applicable law may be required
- The Building Permit fee may be increased
- Legal action may be initiated by the Building Division to gain compliance
Not sure if a Building Permit is required for your project?
Contact the Building Division and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.
How do I submit a complaint or a compliment?
If you have a complaint or compliment related to the Building Division, contact our general phone line or email and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person. Depending on the nature of the concern, please allow up to 5 business days for a response.
In Person, Mail or Courier
City Hall, 3rd Floor
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5