You can apply for a building permit online for the projects listed below. You submit the applicable form package and any additional required information as listed below.

Backflow prevention project

When you add or remove a backflow prevention device on your plumbing system you need a building permit.

Basement finishing project

When you finish your basement (even just adding a new bathroom) you need a building permit.

Deck project

When you build a new deck that is attached to the house or, not attached to the house but more than 2'-0" (0.60m) above grade, you need a building permit.

Demolition project

When you demolish an existing building or structure on your property that is bigger than 10M2 (108sq.ft.) you need a building permit.

Residential detached garage/shed project

When you build a detached garage, shed or other structure on your property that is more than 108 square feet (10m2) you need a building permit.

When your accessory building is more than 32' long or wide it has to be designed by a structural engineer.

Simple plumbing project

When you are installing new plumbing fixtures in your house (completely new installation, not replacement of existing fixtures) or relocating existing fixtures you need a Building Permit for plumbing.

Swimming pool fence project

When you install a new pool that is more than 24" deep, you need a swimming pool fence per the swimming pool fence by-law

Submit your application

Once you have all of the information required for your online application, fill out and save the forms to your computer, and scan in all other required forms/documentation.

When you are ready to submit your building permit application:

  1. Complete the online application screen
  2. Submit payment for requested permit(s)
  3. After the payment is processed, upload your permit application and any supporting documents
  4. You will receive a receipt at the end of the submission.

Submit Completed Application Package

 

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist at 807-625-2240 or email accessibility@thunderbay.ca.

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