Alterations and Additions


An addition to a residential building changes the exterior structure, the footprint, or the height of the structure. Lot grading, development, building and all subtrade permits are required.

An alteration inside a residential building that changes space within a residence, such as adding or removing walls and installing new windows. Building and subtrade permits are required.

Secondary suites and garage suites have their own applications.

Step 1: Apply

Complete a Residential Alteration Application. This package allows you to submit one application when applying for all the required permits. There is no requirement to apply for all at one time, however to minimize wait time, we do suggest applying for all permits at once.

Detailed fee's are identified in the application package. 

Step 2: Approval

Once a complete application is received, all permits will be issued within 2- 5 business days.

In the event a variance is required for an addition, timelines may extend up to 25 days.

Step 3: Construction

You may begin construction once you have received all required permits. Below is contact information you may need for ground work and utilities.

Locating utility lines prior to disturbing the ground is the owner's responsibility.

Step 4: Inspections

The conditions issued with your permits will outline what inspections are required.

Request an inspection online.