A residential shed or garage is an accessory building that is not attached to the principal dwelling.

Below is a list of steps required to construct a shed or garage.

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
Development PermitUsually within 10 days by emailVariances and discretionary uses may extend processing time
Lot Grading Permit for Residential Properties5 business days by email 
Building Permit2 to 57 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 the required permits. Below is the contact information you may need for groundwork and utilities.

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

Step 5: Inspections

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