Cold storage is an unheated structure likely with no electricity and is not classed for human occupancy. 

Below is a list of steps required to construct a structure intended for cold storage.

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 the type of permit. The timeline begins once a complete application package is received.

Type of PermitProcessing TimeNotes
Development Permit40 days by emailVariances and discretionary uses may be identified within the 40 days
Lot Grading Permit for Commercial PropertiesVaries, based on project's scale and complexity 
Building Permit5 to 7 business days by email 
Sub-trade Permits1 to 2 business days by emailCannot be issued before a building permit

Step 4: Start Construction

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

Step 5: Inspections

Your permit is only as good as the inspections that go with it. Please see below for what inspections are required and how to make your inspection requests.