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Certified Model Process

All models that are to be constructed in a plan of subdivision must be reviewed through the certified model process. The certified model applications cannot be submitted prior to draft plan approval, the applications are to be submitted after draft plan approval and prior to registration of the subdivision.

A complete submission includes:

  • A completed Certified Model Application Form (pdf) 
  • 2 complete sets of plans and specifications including details for all elevations, options, upgrades, alternate floor layouts and special corner treatments offered for that model
  • 2 copies of architectural plans, including options
  • 2 copies of truss package (sealed by Engineer) along with a truss layout
  • 2 copies of HVAC layout and heat loss calculations
  • Any other design elements outside of the scope of Part 9 of the Building Code, stamped by a Professional Engineer (i.e. LVL's, glu-lams, engineered beams)
  • Plans must include designer qualifications and/or registration BCIN as applicable in conformance with OBC
  • Certified model fee calculated at $13.20/m2

NOTE: A separate certified model submission is required where there is a change in gross floor area.

The building permit application for a repeat model will include:

  • A completed building permit application form with schedules
  • 2 copies of a site plan of the lot (siting), stamped by the subdivision engineer certifying that the grading is in conformance with the overall approved subdivision grading plan
  • Building permit fee (please note this fee is reduced from the normal permit fee and is $11.90/m²)

NOTE: Building permit applications for the repeat model submissions cannot be accepted until the plan of subdivision is registered.

Just a reminder: Development Charges are applicable to all new home construction and will need to be paid in full at the time of building permit issuance.