Conditional Permits

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COVID-19 Permit Submission Process

Option 1 – To schedule an appointment for drop-off or for more information call 705-674-4455 ext 4278. Residents attending Tom Davies Square for appointments will be screened, as per Public Health guidelines.

Option 2 – Electronic Submission. Please fill out our Building Application Form. Please see the checklists to understand what type of documents you will need for your type of construction, this will also help with an electronic submission.

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Section 8 (2) of the Ontario Building Code Act S.O. 1992 authorizes the Chief Building Official (CB0) to issue a conditional permit for any stage of construction even though all the requirements to obtain a permit have not been met.

If the CBO determines that such requirements would cause unreasonable construction delays, the applicant would be required to enter into an agreement with the City prior to receiving the conditional permit.

Certain conditions such as a time frame for obtaining the necessary approvals and provisions to apply in the event the approvals are not obtained would form part of the agreement.

Steps to be taken by applicant if conditional permit is required:

  • A formal request to obtain a conditional building permit must be made to the City's Chief Building Official

  • Demonstrate to CBO that unreasonable construction delays would occur if a conditional permit is not granted

For additional information concerning the use of conditional permits to allow for early construction starts, contact the office of the Director of Building Services and the Chief Building Official at (705) 674-4455, ext. 4282.