ICI Permit Guide
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This guide explains the process of applying for a building permit from the City of Mississauga for construction projects of Industrial, Commercial, Multi-Unit Residential and Institutional use.
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Residential Permit Guide
This guide explains the process of applying for a building permit from the City of Mississauga for construction projects of residential use. These projects include the construction of, additions to and alterations of, single family dwellings, decks, sheds, gazebos, cabanas and other small buildings of residential use which are not more than 3 storeys in building height and not more than 600 square metres in building area.
  Residential Building Permit Guide - April 2007
 
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Complete Applications
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Complete Applications
What you need to know about making a complete building permit application ...
  There are steps you can take to make sure you fill out your building permit application properly.
  Filling out an application might seem simple, but often there are additional types of information and approvals you have to provide with the permit application form for your application to be considered as complete.
Why is it important to file a complete application?
  If you file a complete application and it is accepted, your application will be processed faster.
  A complete application must be reviewed within the processing times outlined in the Ontario Building Code. Incomplete applications are not subject to the processing times outlined in the Ontario Building Code.


RESIDENTIAL NEW: REQUIRED FORMS

Prescribed Building Permit Application Forms/Designer Information

Note: If you have multiple designers, a completed and signed form is required for each designer. - LINK TO FORM

Supplementary Information Form - LINK TO FORM

Letter of Use - detailed description of the proposed business operation and the scope of work that is to be carried out under the building permit application. -  LINK TO FORM

Applicable Law Form and Approvals

Applicable law forms and approvals are other approvals that must be submitted in connection with a building permit application. Below is a list of the most common approvals required.
  • Site Plan Approval (City of Mississauga) - You can check the status of your site plan application online at Property Information.
  • Conservation Authorities - Your property may lie within a conservation authority's jurisdictional area or natural area. Check with the specific conservation authority to determine whether your property is subject to conservation authority approval. Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Toronto Region Conservation or Conservation Halton
  • Committee of Adjustment (City of Mississauga) - If you have submitted a minor variance application, you need to ensure that the status is final prior to submitting your building permit application as a Complete Application. You can check this online at Property Information.
  • Heritage Approval (City of Mississauga) - if you own an older building it may be listed or designated, by by-law, as having historical significance. You can check this online at Property Information.
The complete list of other Applicable Laws can be found by clicking this link.

Proof of Ownership / Authorization from Owner - if the applicant is someone other than the property owner, the authorized agent will be required to produce a letter of authorization at the time of application submission.

DRAWING SUBMISSIONS

Required Drawings and Documents- two complete sets of drawings are required unless noted otherwise. We have detailed examples of submission standards in our Residential Permit Guide.

Site Plan - A site plan shows the location and dimensions of the proposed construction and any other accessory structures within the property's lot lines. Site statistics such as lot area, lot coverage, gross floor area and building height must be included. Click here for additional information. Sanitary and storm sewer invert elevations at the property line are also required to be shown;

Floor Plans  - Floor plans show the layout of the building and include a foundation/basement plan, a framing plan for each floor and a roof framing plan;

Exterior Elevations - Exterior elevations are side views of the building. They are required for all new construction and any other project that affects the exterior of an existing building;

Cross Sections- Cross sections are views through the proposed construction along an imaginary vertical cut line. Cross sections illustrate various building components hidden in walls, floors or ceilings. Several cross sections may be required at various locations to accurately describe the proposal. The location of a cross section is identified on the floor plans by a section mark;

Mechanical Documents HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) drawings, heat loss/gain calculations and duct calculations are required with the permit submission. These are needed to ensure that the proposed HVAC system is adequate to heat and ventilate the building. The furnace capacity is based on the heat loss calculations. Duct calculations ensure proper sizing for the duct system that distributes air;

All drawings must be LEGIBLE. Drawings must be drawn to scale, fully dimensioned in metric units with a clear identification of EXISTING and PROPOSED construction as well as the use of all rooms/spaces. Sufficient information must be provided to assess conformance with the Building Code Act, Building Code and other Applicable Law.

Other Required Forms and Documents - where applicable

Tree Injury or Destruction Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Engineered Roof Truss and/or Floor System Package - LINK TO FORM

Roof Truss Layout Review Form - LINK TO FORM

GFA Infill Residential Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Energy Efficiency Design Summary FormLINK TO FORM

TARION Warranty Exemption - LINK TO FORM

Single Dwelling Unit Statutory Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Additional Items to Consider - where applicable

Alternative Solution Authorization Form and Alternative Solution Application Form - properly filled out and signed by the architect, professional engineer or code consultant proposing the alternative solution with all supporting documents. Link to application form Link to authorization form

Water Receipt - obtained from the Region of Peel for proof of connection approval for all new water/sewer hook-ups. Contact Information: 11 Indell Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6T 3Y3 Telephone: 905-791-7800.

Private Sewage Systems - if the proposed construction is on a property that is served by a septic system or is not serviced by municipal sewers, a permit for the private sewage system may be required in addition to the building permit. This information is found on Schedule 2 of the building permit form.

Lot Grading/Road Occupancy/Municipal Services By-law - for new buildings and additions, contact the Development Construction Section of the Transportation and Works Department. Or, call 3-1-1, if calling from outside of Mississauga, dial (905) 615-4311.

 


RESIDENTIAL ALTERATION: REQUIRED FORMS

Prescribed Building Permit Application Forms/Designer Information

Note: If you have multiple designers, a completed and signed form is required for each designer. - LINK TO FORM

Supplementary Information Form - LINK TO FORM

Letter of Use - detailed description of the proposed business operation and the scope of work that is to be carried out under the building permit application. -  LINK TO FORM

Applicable Law Form and Approvals

Applicable law forms and approvals are other approvals that mush be submitted in connection with a complete building permit application. Below is a list of the most common approvals required.
  • Site Plan Approval (City of Mississauga) - You can check the status of your site plan application online at Property information.
  • Conservation Authorities - Your property may lie within a conservation authority's jurisdictional area or natural area. Check with the specific conservation authority to determine whether your property is subject to conservation authority approval. Credit Valley Conservation Authority or Toronto Region Conservation, or Conservation Halton.
  • Committee of Adjustment (City of Mississauga) - If you submitted a minor variance application, you need to ensure that the status is final prior to submitting your building permit application as a Complete Application. You can check this at Property information.
  • Heritage Approval (City of Mississauga) - if you own an older building, it may be listed or designated, by by-law, as having historical significance. You can check this at Property information.
There are numerous other types of applicable law. The complete list other Applicable Laws can be found by clicking this link.

Proof of Ownership / Authorization from Owner - if the applicant is someone other than property owner, the authorized agent will be required to produce a letter of authorization at the time of application submission.

DRAWING SUBMISSIONS

Required Drawings and Documents - two complete sets of drawings are required unless noted otherwise. We have detailed examples of submission standards in our Residential Permit Guide.

Site Plan - A site plan shows the location and dimensions of the proposed construction and any other accessory structures within the property's lot lines. Site statistics such as lot area, lot coverage, gross floor area and building height must be included. Click here for additional information. Sanitary and storm sewer invert elevations at the property line are also required to be shown;

Floor Plans - Floor plans show the layout of the building and include a foundation/basement plan, a framing plan for each floor and a roof framing plan;

Exterior Elevations - Exterior elevations are side views of the building. They are required for all new construction and any other project that affects the exterior of an existing building;

Cross Sections - Cross sections are views through the proposed construction along an imaginary vertical cut line. Cross sections illustrate various building components hidden in walls, floors or ceilings. Several cross sections may be required at various locations to accurately describe the proposal. The location of a cross section is identified on the floor plans by a section mark;

Mechanical Documents - HVAC drawings, heat loss/gain calculations and duct calculations are required with the permit submission. These are needed to ensure that the proposed HVAC system is adequate to heat and ventilate the building. The furnace capacity is based on the heat loss calculations. Duct calculations ensure proper sizing for the duct system that distributes air;

Quality of Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Drawings & Specifications - All drawings must be LEGIBLE. Drawings are to be drawn to scale, fully dimensioned in metric units, with a clear identification of EXISTING and PROPOSED construction as well as the use of all rooms/spaces. Sufficient information must be provided to assess conformance with the Building Code Act, Building Code and other Applicable Law.

OTHER REQUIRED FORMS AND DOCUMENTS - WHERE APPLICABLE

Engineered Roof Truss and/or Floor System Package - LINK TO FORM

Roof Truss Layout Review Form - LINK TO FORM

GFA Declarations - LINK TO FORM

Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form - LINK TO FORM

Single Dwelling Unit Statutory Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Additional Items to Consider - where applicable

Alternative Solution Authorization Form and Alternative Solution Application Form- properly filled out and signed by the architect, professional engineer or code consultant proposing the Alternative Solution with all supporting documents.  Link to application form Link to authorization form

Water Receipt - obtained from the Region of Peel for proof of connection approval for all new water/sewer hook-ups. Contact Information: 11 Indell Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6T 3Y3 Telephone: 905-791-7800.

Private Sewage Systems - if the proposed construction is on a property that is served by a septic system or is not serviced by municipal sewers, a permit for the private sewage system may be required in addition to the building permit. This information is found on Schedule 2 of the Building Permit Form.

Lot Grading/Road Occupancy/Municipal Services By-law - for new buildings and additions contact Development Construction Section of the Transportation and Works Department. Or, call 3-1-1, if calling from outside of Mississauga, dial (905) 615-4311.


This information has been provided for convenience only. Additional requirements may apply depending on the actual scope of work.


NON-RESIDENTIAL NEW: REQUIRED FORMS

Prescribed Building Permit Application Forms/Designer Information

Note:  If you have multiple designers, a completed and signed form is required for each designer. - LINK TO FORM

Supplementary Information Form - LINK TO FORM

Letters of Use - detailed description of the proposed business operation and the scope of work that is to be carried out under the building permit application.
 -  LINK TO FORM

Applicable Law Form and Approvals

Applicable law forms and approvals are other approvals that must be submitted in connection with a building permit application. Below is a list of the most common approvals required.
  • Site Plan Approval (City of Mississauga) - You can check the status of your site plan application online at Property Information.
  • Conservation Authorities - Your property may lie within a conservation authority's jurisdictional area or natural area. Check with the specific conservation authority to determine whether your property is subject to conservation authority approval. Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Toronto Region Conservation or Conservation Halton
  • Committee of Adjustment (City of Mississauga) - If you have submitted a minor variance application, you need to ensure that the status is final prior to submitting your building permit application as a Complete Application. You can check this online at Property Information.
  • Heritage Approval (City of Mississauga) - if you own an older building it may be listed or designated, by by-law, as having historical significance. You can check this online at Property Information.
The complete list of other Applicable Laws can be found by clicking this link.

Proof of Ownership / Authorization from Owner - if the applicant is someone other than the property owner, the authorized agent will be required to produce a letter of authorization at the time of application submission.

DRAWING SUBMISSIONS

Required Drawings and Documents - three complete sets of drawings are required unless noted otherwise. We have detailed examples of submission standards in our ICI Permit Guide.

Site Plan - includes dimensions (in metric) of all existing and proposed construction, parking spaces, aisle widths and any landscape buffers. Click here for additional information;

Site Statistics - shows required and proposed GFA, parking, etc.

Key Plan - for interior alteration & tenant improvements projects: shows the unit number, the project area in relation to the rest of the building and the occupancies of any adjacent units;

Site Servicing Drawings - showing storm, sanitary, domestic water and fire protection water supply (including fire hydrants);

Electrical Drawings - provides the location of all required exit signs and emergency lights. Where the building is equipped with a fire alarm system, a complete layout designed by an electrical professional engineer must be submitted;

Kitchen Exhaust Drawings - in compliance with NFPA96; applicable to all commercial cooking.

Interior Finish Materials Specifications - Window, Door and Wall Schedules

Quality of Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Drawings & Specifications - all documents must be LEGIBLE. Drawings are drawn to scale, fully dimensioned in metric units, with a clear identification of EXISTING and PROPOSED construction as well as the use of all rooms/spaces.

Sufficient information must be provided to assess conformance with the Building Code Act, Building Code and other Applicable Law.

OTHER REQUIRED FORMS AND DOCUMENTS - WHERE APPLICABLE

Tree Injury or Destruction Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Zoning Certificate of Occupancy - this is required in the case of new uses or a change in use (separate application and fee required) - LINK TO FORM

GFA Non-Residential Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Energy Efficiency Design Summary FormLINK TO FORM

Heat Loss/Gain Calculations  (contact your Mechanical Designer/Engineer)

Letter of Compliance with ASHREA 62  (contact your Mechanical Designer/Engineer)

Commitment to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO CONSIDER - WHERE APPLICABLE

Alternative Solution Authorization Form and Alternative Solution Application Form - properly filled out and signed by the architect, professional engineer or code consultant proposing the alternative solution with all supporting documents.   Link to application form Link to authorization form

CC MC/BMEC Authorization Reports & Minister's Rulings

Code Consultant Report

Geotechnical Subsoil Investigation Report - for new buildings and additions

Demolition Report - by structural professional engineer describing the structural design characteristics of the building as well as the method of demolition.

Water Receipt - obtained from the Region of Peel for proof of connection approval for all new water/sewer hook-ups. Contact Information: 11 Indell Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6T 3Y3 Telephone: 905-791-7800.

Private Sewage Systems  if the proposed construction is on a property that is served by a septic system or is not serviced by municipal sewers, a permit for the private sewage system may be required in addition to the building permit. This information is found on Schedule 2 of the Building Permit Form.

Lot Grading/Road Occupancy/Municipal Services By-law - for new buildings and additions contact the Development Construction Section of the Transportation and Works Department. Or, call 3-1-1, if calling from outside of Mississauga, dial (905) 615-4311.


This information has been provided for convenience only. Additional requirements may apply depending on the actual scope of work.



NON-RESIDENTIAL ALTERATION: REQUIRED FORMS

Prescribed Building Permit Application Forms/Designer Information

Note: If you have multiple designers, a completed and signed form is required for each designer. - LINK TO FORM

Supplementary Information Form - LINK TO FORM

Letters of Use - detailed description of the proposed business operation and the scope of work that is to be carried out under the building permit application.
  LINK TO FORM

Applicable Law Form and Approvals

Applicable law forms and approvals are other approvals that must be submitted in connection with a building permit application. Below is a list of the most common approvals required.
  • Site Plan Approval (City of Mississauga) - You can check the status of your site plan application online at Property Information.
  • Conservation Authorities - Your property may lie within a conservation authority's jurisdictional area or natural area. Check with the specific conservation authority to determine whether your property is subject to conservation authority approval. Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Toronto Region Conservation or Conservation Halton
  • Committee of Adjustment (City of Mississauga) - If you have submitted a minor variance application, you need to ensure that the status is final prior to submitting your building permit application as a Complete Application. You can check this online at Property Information.
  • Heritage Approval (City of Mississauga) - if you own an older building it may be listed or designated, by by-law, as having historical significance. You can check this online at Property Information.
The complete list of other Applicable Laws can be found by clicking this link.

Proof of Ownership / Authorization from Owner - if the applicant is someone other than the property owner, the authorized agent will be required to produce a letter of authorization at the time of application submission.

DRAWING SUBMISSIONS

Required Drawings and Documents three complete sets of drawings are required unless noted otherwise. We have detailed examples of submission standards in our ICI Permit Guide

Site Plan - includes dimensions (in metric) of all existing and proposed construction, parking spaces, aisle widths and any landscape buffers. Click here for additional information;

Site Statistics- shows required and proposed GFA, parking, etc.

Key Plan - for interior alteration and tenant improvements projects: shows the unit number, the project area in relation to the rest of the building and the occupancies of any adjacent units;

Site Servicing Drawings - shows storm, sanitary, domestic water and fire protection water supply (including fire hydrants);

Electrical Drawings - provides the location of all required exit signs and emergency lights. Where the building is equipped with a fire alarm system, a complete layout designed by an electrical professional engineer must be submitted;

Kitchen Exhaust Drawings - in compliance with NFPA96, applicable to all commercial cooking.

Interior finish materials specifications - Window, Door and Wall Schedules

All drawings must be LEGIBLE. Drawings are drawn to scale, fully dimensioned in metric units, with a clear identification of EXISTING and PROPOSED construction as well as the uses of all rooms/spaces. Sufficient information must be provided to assess conformance with the Building Code Act, Building Code and other Applicable Law.

OTHER REQUIRED FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

Zoning Certificate of Occupancy - this is required in the case of new uses or a change in use (separate application and fee required) - LINK TO FORM

GFA Non-Residential Declaration - LINK TO FORM

Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form - LINK TO FORM

Heat Loss/Gain calculations (contact your Mechanical Designer/Engineer)

Letter of Compliance with ASHREA 62 (contact your Mechanical Designer/Engineer)

Commitment to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO CONSIDER - WHERE APPLICABLE

Alternative Solution Authorization Form and Alternative Solution Application Form - properly filled out and signed by the architect, professional engineer or code consultant proposing the Alternative Solution with all supporting documents. Link to application form Link to authorization form

CCMC/BMEC Authorization Reports & Minister's Rulings

Water Receipt - obtained from the Region of Peel for proof of connection approval for all new water/sewer hook-ups. Contact Information: 11 Indell Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6T 3Y3 Telephone: 905-791-7800.

This information has been provided for convenience purposes only. Additional requirements may apply depending on the actual scope of work.
 
AN INCOMPLETE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
If some of the required documents outlined in the Submission of Complete Building Permit Application are not ready to be submitted, an applicant may choose to proceed with an incomplete application. The City will process the application but it will not be subject to the turnaround timeline stated in the Ontario Building Code. Information concerning turnaround times is updated weekly at Estimated Permit Application Processing Times.
 
When submitting an incomplete building permit application, in addition to all Prescribed Building Permit Application Forms, the Applicant must complete and sign an Acknowledgment by Applicant of Incomplete Application Form.
 
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Sample Construction Detail Sheets
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This information has been provided for convenience purposes only. Additional requirements may apply depending upon the actual scope of work.
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