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Residential ePermit for home builders & contractors

Residential ePermit

Apply and pay for building and development permits, track projects and manage inspections online.

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Residential ePermit is currently only available to registered business owners. We're working on making it available to homeowners. Stay tuned to this page for more details and timelines.


  • Apply 24/7
  • Book inspections easily; no need to call 311
  • Instant correspondence; emails are sent out each stage
  • No finding or paying for downtown parking or standing in line
  • No more printing multiple copies of drawings
  • Update permits online: contacts, contractors and drawings or permit details
  • See who is reviewing your file

Applications on ePermit

Development permits Available now Planned
New single detached dwellings and semi-detached dwellings (contextual and discretionary) Available  
Secondary and backyard suites Available  
Additions to single and semi-detached dwellings   Planned for a future release
Proposed relaxations for single and semi-detached dwellings (decks, garages, etc.)   Planned for a future release
Existing relaxations for single and semi-detached dwellings   Planned for a future release
Building permits Available now ​Planned
Single detached dwellings and semi-detached dwellings Available  
Secondary and backyard suites Available  
Basement developments Available  
Detached garages and sheds​ Available  
Uncovered decks and balconies Available  
Home renovations and additions Available  
Retaining walls Available  
Wood burning fireplaces and stoves
Hot tubs, pools and ponds Available  
Demolition   Planned for a future release

New features and updates

Dec. 3, 2016

  • All residential improvement project permit types are now available to contractors, including secondary and backyard suites.
  • You can book and manage all building inspections using the mobile website, regardless of how you applied for your permit (at the Planning Services Centre, by mail, or through the ePermit system).
  • A new calendar view allows you to conveniently access previous and scheduled inspection details.
  • New VISTA users automatically get ePermit access when applying for building permits, eliminating a step in the process.

June 18, 2016

For homebuilders

  • New and improved user interface for applying for development permits for single and semi-detached homes.
  • Pay for development permits online using up to five different credit cards which can be stored with your user profile.

For contractors

  • We’ve expanded the ability to apply and pay for building permits for basements, additions, and home renovations

On mobile devices

  • Inspections can be booked for all ePermit building permits.
  • User interface has been improved including a new calendar design and the ability to see all monthly scheduled inspections.

Award winning program

The Residential ePermit program has recently been awarded the 2016 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Award for Innovation in the “Over 100,000 Population” category.

ePermit updates and t​raining videos

View the playlist for all ePermit training videos.​