A permit is required to demolish any structures that exceeds 108 square feet (10 meters squared). To apply for a permit you can submit the completed permit application and all required information to the Building Department in City Hall.

Permit requirements

You will have to apply for a demolition permit to demolish a structure beyond 10sq.m (108sq.ft.). The process is similar for a building permit, but some special situations may affect your application. The following information is require to be filled out and provided to apply for a permit:


A non-refundable fee is required to submit for a permit. The fees to obtain a permit can be found in ‘Schedule X'.


A building deposit will apply to all demolition permits. The deposit amount is available in ‘Schedule X'. The deposit may be returned after the project has passed final inspection, and no damaged has occurred to City property.


After a building permit has been issued, inspections must be completed at various stages of construction. The owner is responsible for ensuring the inspections are booked. A minimum of two (2) days noticed is required to book a building inspection. The inspections will ensure the requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code, the Building By-law and other applicable regulations are met. Please refer to your building package for instructions on how your inspections are scheduled.