Building Permits

Do you need a building permit? For most construction projects, the answer is “yes.”

 Projects that require a building permit
  • Any structure greater than 10 m2 in area
  • Any structure less than 10 m2 in area that includes plumbing
  • Change of use
  • Demolition
  • Ground and wall signs
  • Install or modify HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Pool Enclosures
  • Decks (greater than 60cm above finished grade)
  • Renovations
  • Basement finish/ basement apartments
  • Addition to existing structures
  • Sewage systems (septic systems)
  • Temporary tents (single or group greater than 60 m2)
  • Other designated structures 

Contact us if you are unsure whether you need a building permit for your project.

Before you apply

Make sure you have the following:

  • Application for a permit to construct or demolish
  • Schedule 1 and schedule 2 (as applicable)
  • Plans and Specifications (2 copies)
  • All internal and external approvals (as applicable)
  • Additional Applicable Law Approvals (refer to the Applicable Law Checklist)
  • All required fees (as set out in Schedule B in the Town of Caledon User Fees by-law)

How to apply for a building permit

To obtain a building permit, you will need to submit a complete Building Permit Application submission to the Town of Caledon's Building Division.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Town Hall remains closed and in-person services are suspended. Building permit applications are currently being accepted in two ways: electronically for all small residential building projects, and by mail/courier for all other project types.

Electronic Submissions

Applications may be submitted for all small residential and miscellaneous projects, where plans are scaled to print on a page no larger than 11" x 17” in size.

 These projects include:
  • Decks
  • Sheds, Garages, Carports
  • Houses (including repeat permits for model homes)
  • Pool Enclosures
  • Additions
  • Temporary Tents
  • Demolition Permits
  • Ground/ Wall Signs
  Electronic submission requirements:
  • Documents are required to be submitted as an unprotected PDF
  • Only one file can be attached in each attachment field
  • Maximum size of all files cannot exceed 20 MB (If your attachments will exceed this limit, please contact us to discuss alternative options for your submission)
  • Documents being uploaded must follow the below naming conventions
    • “Sheet Number” – “Attachment Type” – ” Project Location Address”

      • Examples:

        Permit Application Package – 1 Healey Road

        Truss Package – 1 Healey Road

        Septic Package – 1 Healey Road

        S1.1 – Site Plan – 1 Healey Road

        A1.1 – Architectural Drawings – 1 Healey Road

        P1.1 – Plumbing Data Sheet – 1 Healey Road

        M1.1 – HVAC Calculations –1 Healey Road

Note: Special characters in the file name, such as (&,. %*#@!”? /:’), will cause the file upload to fail

 Submit an electronic application

Paper Submissions

For all other applications, please mail or courier the complete permit package to:

Town of Caledon
Building Services Division
6311 Old Church Road
Caledon, ON 
L7C 1J6

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed nor retained on record. It is your responsibility to ensure a complete application is submitted. For assistance, please review the forms or checklists applicable to your project for minimum submission requirements, or contact us directly prior to submitting your application for further assistance.

What happens once an application is received?

Once an application has been received it will be reviewed for completeness. If any required information is missing, the application will not be accepted and will need to be resubmitted in full once all information is available. In this case, staff will contact the applicant.

If all information required to accept the application has been received, staff will contact you to arrange for payment. Once payment is received, the permit will then be reviewed.

After your building permit is issued, you may need to make revision(s). If so, complete the Revision to Building Permit Application Form (contact us for this document) and submit to the Town of Caledon's Building Division along with the above noted items, as applicable.