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Apply for a permit
All permit applications can be submitted by email and some applications can be submitted through Permits Online.
Preparing to apply
To ensure your permit application is processed as efficiently as possible, confirm your application package is complete before submission, with required fees, plans and other supporting documents. Applications will not be processed until all required documentation is received. Specific requirements are dependent on application type. Incomplete applications will result in delays.
- Development permit requirements
- Residential building and trade permit requirements
- Commercial building and permit requirements
How to apply
All permit applications can be submitted by email. Refer to the relevant application form for details.
In person (drop-off):
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Zoning & Permits office, Unit 31-30 Fort Street
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Digital submission requirements
Sufficient drawing information and documentation to review the proposed project is required with each application. Refer to permit application forms for document requirements.
Acceptable document format
Documents must be submitted in PDF format. Other document types, including JPEG, will not be accepted. Some operating systems provide a 'print to PDF' option to convert a JPEG to PDF.
Permit review & issuance
After your permit application is reviewed, you will be contacted if more information is required.
Additional information can be submitted via Permits Online up to a maximum file size of 50 MB. If you are unable to submit documents using Permits Online, submit a PDF by email or a link to a Dropbox file to the reviewer who requested the information.
When your permit is issued, you will receive an email with a permit attached, and a ZIP file link to download your approved supporting documentation. The link will be available for 90 days.
Learn more about the development and building permit process.