Permit Fees

The majority of permit fees are based on a square feet method.

Additional Fees incurred by the zoning/planning department and engineering department may apply.

 

Building ClassificationPermit Fee

New Construction:

  • Group “A” Assembly Occupancies - Schools, libraries, theatres, churches, restaurants, etc.
  • Group “B” Institutional Occupancies - Hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, etc.
  • Group “D” Business and Personal Services Occupancies - Offices, banks, medical clinics, etc.
  • Group “E” Mercantile Occupancies - Retail stores, supermarkets, department stores, etc.
  • Group “F” Industrial Occupancies - Warehouses, factories etc
$11.23 per $1,000 of construction value. Minimum fee shall be $765.

New Construction:

  • Group “C” Residential Occupancies - Single family dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, duplexes, apartments, hotels, motels, etc.
$1.36 per square foot of finished gross floor area
New Construction of Farm Buildings $2,732 for buildings up to 10,000 ft2 and $0.25/ft2 for buildings with a floor area over 10,000 ft2
Additions, Renovations or Alterations of Group “A”, “B”, “D”, “E” or “F”  $11.23 per $1,000 of construction value. Minimum fee shall be $765.
Additions to  Group “C”  $1.36 per square foot of finished gross floor area Minimum fee shall be $765.
Additions to  Farm Buildings  $683 for buildings up to 10,000 ft2 and $0.25/ft2 for buildings with a floor area over 10,000 ft2
Renovations/Alterations to  Group “C”  $11.23 per $1,000 of construction value. Minimum fee shall be $765
Group “C” Residential - Garages, carports, accessory buildings, etc. $190.00 flat fee

 

Class of PermitPermit Fee

Staged Permits:

  1. Excavation and Foundation Stage
  2. Structural and Architectural Stage
  3. Mechanical and Electrical Stage

Permit fees associated with the entire construction project shall be collected prior to the first stage of a staged permit being issued.

The permit fee will be collected for each of the three staged permits

$218.00
Fees for temporary tents and air supported structures $109.00
Demolition permit $109.00
Minor amendments to permits $109.00
Change of Use Permit $109.00
To authorize partial occupancy of building or occupancy of a partially completed building $109.00
To construct a fence $109.00
Blasting permit $109.00
Transfer of permit $109.00
Miscellaneous request for inspection under City By-Laws $109.00
Re-inspections on interior of final inspections where the work is not complete for the requested inspection $109.00