A basement development is the addition of rooms, bathrooms, and living spaces to an unfinished basement.

Below is a list of steps required to develop a basement.

Step 1: Establish Requirements

Depending on the scope of your project, you will require a variety of permits.

Step 2: Apply for Required Permits

Below are the steps to apply for the required permits. To minimize wait time, we suggest you apply for all permits at the same time.

Step 3: Receive Permits

Below is a list of approximate timelines based on the type of permit. The timeline begins once a complete application package is received.

Type of PermitProcessing TimeNotes
Building Permit2 to 5 business days by email 
Subtrade Permits1 to 2 business days by emailCannot be issued before a building permit (if required)

Step 4: Start Construction

You may begin construction once you have received all required permits.

Step 5: Inspections

Below you will find details on what inspections are required and how to make your inspection requests.