Building & Renovating

Important Contacts for Renovations & Permits

COVID-19: FAQ for Development Approvals

As the COVID-19 situation in Hamilton continues to evolve, these Frequently Asked Questions for Development Approvals will be regularly updated as circumstances change to provide residents and developers with current information.

Contact information for organizations that you may need for your home renovation and/or building permit:

Call Before you Dig 
1-800-400-2255
Open 24/7

Committee of Adjustment
905-546-4221
Call for minor variances from the zoning by-law’s

Conservation Authorities:
Hamilton Region: 905-525-2181
Halton Region: 905-336-1158
Grand River: 519-621-2761
Niagara Peninsula: 905-788-3135

Canadian Pacific Rail
1-800-766-7912

Electrical Safety Authority
1-877-372-7233
Call for electrical permits and inspections

Encroachments and alley information
905-546-2424 ext. 4298

Historical Designations and information
905-546-2424 ext. 1202 or ext. 1214

Ministry of Transportation
416-235-4081 or 416-235-4387

Niagara Escarpment Commission
905-877-5191

Hydro One
1-888-664-9376
1-800-434-1235
Open 24/7