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Drawings and documents you need for a building permit

Different forms, drawings and other documents are required depending on the type of your project. You’ll need to submit these when you apply for your permit.

Your drawings must clearly show what is existing and the changes you’re proposing. Drawings must be to scale, and should use metric measurements. We may request additional information when your application is reviewed.

Why drawings are required

The City requires drawings of your proposal so that we can determine if what you are building is safe and complies with the Zoning By-law, the Ontario Building Code, and any other applicable law.

All drawings must be drawn correctly and professionally, they must also include details about how your project is going to be constructed. These details could include materials used, sizes, spans, and dimensions.

Hire a design professional

It’s strongly recommended that you work with a design professional such as an architect, professional engineer or qualified designer to create complete and accurate drawings that comply with the Building Code and Mississauga Zoning By-law. These drawings will need to be submitted along with your permit application.

All drawings for non-residential and multi-residential properties such as apartments and condos must be signed, sealed and dated by an architect, professional engineer and/or qualified designer.

File format guidelines

When you upload all of these drawings and documents into the ePlans portal, all files must:

  • Be saved as PDF files. Secure or protected PDFs will not be accepted.
  • Upload each drawing as an individual file
  • Greyscale
  • Landscape orientation
  • File names must match the drawing number and name in the title block. For example:
    • A01 SITE PLAN
    • A02 BASEMENT FLOOR PLAN
    • S01 FOUNDATION/BASEMENT
    • M01 BASEMENT HVAC

Do not include the address, date, business name, underscores or any other special characters in the file names.

Residential projects

Drawings and documents you need to submit for projects on residential property.

For accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos or detached garages, you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Description or breakdown of what is included in coverage

Driveway and walkways

  • Driveway width
  • Driveway setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Driveway surface treatment
  • Dimension of any walkway attachment width to driveway

Grading

  • Established grade calculation
  • Points used for established grade shown on the site plan

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, beams, posts and lintels, as well as engineered floor members when applicable)
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks

In addition to the above, the Foundation Plan must include the following:

  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation walls and footings
  • Step down footing (SDF) locations
  • Size, spacing and footing specifications of interior load-bearing walls and columns
  • Concrete slab and granular fill thickness and material specifications
  • Size and grade of steel beams and columns

Roof Plan

  • Roof slopes
  • Roof space ventilation
  • Size, grade and spacing of roof rafters, roof joists (if cathedral or flat), ceiling joists, collar ties and ridge supports for conventional roof framing
  • Location of girder trusses and beams

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimensions
    • To the highest ridge
    • To the eaves
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • Rain water leaders and eavestroughs
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

For additions to a residential home you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures
  • Setbacks from all property lines to all encroachments (porch, stairs, window wells, decks)

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Description or breakdown of what is included in coverage
  • Gross floor area (GFA) infill residential figure (meters squared) with breakdown of each floor
  • Garage area (meters squared)
  • Area of the yard in which the driveway is located (meters squared)
  • Landscaped soft area of yard where the driveway is located (meters squared and percent)

Driveway and walkways

  • Driveway width
  • Driveway setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Driveway surface treatment
  • Dimension of any walkway attachment width to driveway

Other

  • A/C location and setback
  • Window well locations and setbacks
  • Dwelling unit depth

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, beams, posts and lintels, as well as engineered floor members when applicable)
  • Location of required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Location of existing and proposed plumbing fixtures labelled accordingly
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks

In addition to the above, the Foundation/Basement Plan must include the following:

  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation walls and footings
  • Step down footing (SDF) locations
  • Size, spacing and footing specifications of interior load-bearing walls and columns
  • Concrete slab and granular fill thickness and material specifications
  • Size and grade of steel beams and columns

If using an engineered floor system, the floor framing layouts and design specifications from the manufacturer/supplier are required.

The floor system package provided by the manufacturer/supplier would require a Professional Engineer seal and signature on all specification sheets pertaining to structural design of members subject to point loads.

Roof Plan

  • Roof slopes
  • Roof space ventilation
  • Location of skylights and surrounding framing
  • Size, grade and spacing of roof rafters, roof joists (if cathedral or flat), ceiling joists, collar ties and ridge supports for conventional roof framing
  • When applicable, spacing and direction of span of engineered roof trusses
  • Location of girder trusses and beams
  • Building Designer’s statement of roof truss system coordination with architectural/structural drawings

If using an engineered roof truss system, the roof trusses specifications from the manufacturer/supplier, bearing the seal and signature of an Ontario registered Professional Engineer, together with the roof framing layout are required.

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimensions
    • To the highest ridge from the average grade
    • To the eaves from average grade
    • To the midpoint of the roof from average grade
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • Height of chimneys
  • Rain water leaders and eavestroughs
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

For a below grade entrance you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed below grade entrance hatched and labelled “PROPOSED” in capital letters
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to proposed below grade entrance

Floor Plans (basement and ground floor required)

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Legend indicating which walls are existing to remain, which are to be demolished (if any) and which are proposed (if any)
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks

In addition to the above, the Foundation/Basement Plan must include the following:

  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation walls and footings
  • Step down footing (SDF) locations
  • Size, spacing and footing specifications
  • Concrete slab and granular fill thickness and material specifications

Cross Section and Structural Details

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

For a deck, porch or balcony you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED”)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Description or breakdown of what is included in coverage

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, piers, beams, posts and lintels)
  • Section marks
  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation

Roof Plan (If applicable)

  • Roof slopes
  • Roof space ventilation
  • Location of skylights and surrounding framing
  • Size, grade and spacing of roof rafters, roof joists (if cathedral or flat), ceiling joists, collar ties and ridge supports for conventional roof framing
  • When applicable, spacing and direction of span of engineered roof trusses
  • Location of girder trusses and beams
  • Building Designer’s statement of roof truss system coordination with architectural/structural drawings

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimension of guards
  • Roof overhang and dimensions (if applicable)

Cross Section and Other Details

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

To demolish a residential home you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Outline of all existing buildings labelled “to be demolished” or “existing to remain”
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Other forms and documents

For exterior alterations you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to proposed exterior alteration

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, beams, columns, posts and lintels)
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimensions
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • Height of chimneys
  • Rain water leaders and eavestroughs
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

For a finished basement you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Legend indicating which existing walls are to remain, which are to be demolished and which are proposed
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (studs, joists, beams, columns, posts and lintels)
  • Location of required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Location of existing and proposed plumbing fixtures labelled accordingly
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks
  • Location of existing and proposed air supply and return grills

Other forms and documents

For replacing a furnace in a residential home you’ll need to submit:

For interior alterations to a residential home you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Legend indicating which existing walls are to remain, which are to be demolished and which are proposed
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (studs, joists, beams, columns, posts and lintels)
  • Location of required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Location of existing and proposed plumbing fixtures labelled accordingly
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks
  • Location of existing and proposed air supply and return grills

Other forms and documents

For new residential buildings you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures
  • Setbacks from all property lines to all encroachments (porch, stairs, window wells, decks)

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Description or breakdown of what is included in coverage
  • Gross floor area (GFA) infill residential figure (meters squared) with breakdown of each floor
  • Garage area (meters squared)
  • Area of the yard in which the driveway is located (meters squared)
  • Landscaped soft area of yard where the driveway is located (meters squared and percent)

Driveway and walkways

  • Driveway width
  • Driveway setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Driveway surface treatment
  • Dimension of any walkway attachment width to driveway

Other

  • A/C location and setback
  • Window well locations and setbacks
  • Dwelling unit depth

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (joists, beams, posts and lintels, as well as engineered floor members when applicable)
  • Location of required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Location of plumbing fixtures
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks

In addition to the above, the Foundation/Basement Plan must include the following:

  • Soil bearing capacity
  • Size, thickness and material specifications of foundation walls and footings
  • Step down footing (SDF) locations
  • Size, spacing and footing specifications of interior load-bearing walls and columns
  • Concrete slab and granular fill thickness and material specifications
  • Size and grade of steel beams and columns

If using an engineered floor system, the floor framing layouts and design specifications from the manufacturer/supplier are required.

The floor system package provided by the manufacturer/supplier would require a Professional Engineer seal and signature on all specification sheets pertaining to structural design of members subject to point loads.

Roof Plan

  • Roof slopes
  • Roof space ventilation
  • Location of skylights and surrounding framing
  • Size, grade and spacing of roof rafters, roof joists (if cathedral or flat), ceiling joists, collar ties and ridge supports for conventional roof framing
  • When applicable, spacing and direction of span of engineered roof trusses
  • Location of girder trusses and beams
  • Building Designer’s statement of roof truss system coordination with:
    • Architectural/structural drawings using an engineered roof truss system
    • Roof truss specifications from the manufacturer/supplier bearing the seal and signature of an Ontario registered Professional Engineer
    • Roof framing layout

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimensions
    • To the highest ridge from the average grade
    • To the eaves from average grade
    • To the midpoint of the roof from average grade
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • Height of chimneys
  • Rain water leaders and eavestroughs
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Cross section

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

For second units (also known as basement apartments) you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • Existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • Landscaped areas and hard surfaces such as driveways and walkways

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • Lot coverage (meters squared and percent)
  • Gross Floor area (total and per floor)
  • Area of second unit

Driveway and walkways

  • Driveway width
  • Driveway surface treatment
  • Dimension of any walkway attachment width to driveway

Floor Plans

  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Title and scale
  • Use and size of rooms and spaces
  • Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
  • Legend indicating which existing walls are to remain, which are to be demolished and which are proposed
  • Structural framing indicating the size, type, grade, spacing, direction of span and location of all structural members (studs, joists, beams, columns, posts and lintels)
  • Location of required smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Location of existing and proposed plumbing fixtures labelled accordingly
  • Floor drains and ventilation provisions
  • Section marks
  • Location of existing and proposed air supply and return grills

Elevations (if exterior alterations are included)

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • Rain water leaders and eavestroughs
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Other forms and documents

Sample drawings

Non-residential projects

Drawings and documents you need to submit for projects on non-residential (commercial or industrial) property.

For new non-residential buildings and additions you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • All existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • OBC Matrix

Parking

  • Location of parking areas
  • Setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Surface treatment
  • Typical parking space dimensioned
  • Typical accessible parking space dimensioned
  • Aisles dimensioned

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • “Gross floor area (GFA) Non-Residential” figure (meters squared) with breakdown of each floor
  • Number of parking spaces required and parking rate
  • Number of parking spaces provided
  • Number of accessible parking spaces required

Grading

  • Established grade calculation
  • Points used for established grade shown on the site plan

Architectural

  • Identifying the use and size of all rooms and spaces
  • specifying proposed construction work,
  • identifying all proposed fire separations, partition and door schedules
  • all necessary construction details for proposed construction including fire-rated assemblies

Structural drawings

  • providing design criteria, construction details and specifications

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) drawings

  • Providing distribution system plan including unit location and specification, duct size and volume, fire dampers and fire stop flap locations

Plumbing drawings

  • Providing proposed fixtures and a drain plan indicating the pipe size

Electrical drawings

  • Providing 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 engineer must be provided

Sprinkler drawings

  • ‘Shop quality’, complete with hydraulic calculations and water supply flow test data

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Vertical dimensions
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • Roof overhang and dimensions
  • Roof shape, slope and finish
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Specifications (Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical)

  • Must include heat loss/heat gain calculations

Forms and documents

Sample drawings

For interior alterations to a non-residential building you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • All existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • OBC Matrix

Parking

  • Location of parking areas
  • Setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Surface treatment
  • Typical parking space dimensioned
  • Typical accessible parking space dimensioned
  • Aisles dimensioned

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • “Gross floor area (GFA) Non-Residential” figure (meters squared) with breakdown of each floor
  • Number of parking spaces required and parking rate
  • Number of parking spaces provided
  • Number of accessible parking spaces required

Key Plan

  • Indicating the unit number and location
  • indicating the project area in relation to the rest of the building and the occupancies of any adjacent units (a combined Site Plan/Key Plan may be provided)

Architectural drawings

  • Identifying the use and size of all rooms and spaces
  • specifying existing and proposed construction/demolition work,
  • identifying all existing and proposed fire separations, partition and door schedules
  • all necessary construction details for proposed construction including fire-rated assemblies

Structural drawings

  • providing design criteria, construction details and specifications for all proposed structural modifications required as a result of a change of use or new construction

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) drawings

  • providing distribution system plan including unit location and specification, duct size and volume, fire dampers and fire stop flap locations
  • Heat loss/heat gain calculations

Plumbing drawings

  • providing existing and proposed fixtures and a drain plan indicating the pipe size if changes to existing or additional plumbing are proposed

Electrical drawings

  • Providing 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 engineer must be provided

Sprinkler plan

  • where changes to existing room or space layout are proposed (hydraulic calculations where applicable)

Kitchen exhaust drawings (commercial cooking facilities)

  • designed in compliance with NFPA 96, applicable to all commercial cooking facilities

Forms and documents

For exterior alterations to a non-residential building you’ll need to submit:

Site Plan

General

  • Scale (metric only)
  • Direction (North arrow)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal description (lot and plan numbers)
  • All existing buildings and accessory structures labelled “existing”
  • Proposed construction (hatch and label “PROPOSED” in capital letters)
  • Dimensioned property lines
  • Overall building dimensions
  • Rights-of-way and easements
  • OBC Matrix

Parking

  • Location of parking areas
  • Setback to adjacent property line(s)
  • Surface treatment
  • Typical parking space dimensioned
  • Typical accessible parking space dimensioned
  • Aisles dimensioned

Set backs

  • Setbacks from all property lines to all new and existing structures

Site statistics

  • Lot area
  • Lot frontage
  • “Gross floor area (GFA) Non-Residential” figure (meters squared) with breakdown of each floor
  • Number of parking spaces required and parking rate
  • Number of parking spaces provided
  • Number of accessible parking spaces required

Key Plan

  • Indicating the unit number and location
  • indicating the project area in relation to the rest of the building and the occupancies of any adjacent units (a combined Site Plan/Key Plan may be provided)

Architectural drawings

  • Identifying the use and size of all rooms and spaces
  • specifying existing and proposed construction/demolition work,
  • identifying all existing and proposed fire separations, partition and door schedules
  • all necessary construction details for proposed construction including fire-rated assemblies

Structural drawings

  • providing design criteria, construction details and specifications for all proposed structural modifications required as a result of a change of use or new construction

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) drawings

  • providing distribution system plan including unit location and specification, duct size and volume, fire dampers and fire stop flap locations
  • Heat loss/heat gain calculations

Plumbing drawings

  • providing existing and proposed fixtures and a drain plan indicating the pipe size if changes to existing or additional plumbing are proposed

Electrical drawings

  • Providing 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 engineer must be provided

Sprinkler plan

  • where changes to existing room or space layout are proposed (hydraulic calculations where applicable)

Kitchen exhaust drawings (commercial cooking facilities)

  • designed in compliance with NFPA 96, applicable to all commercial cooking facilities

Elevations

Elevations are required for each side of the project and must include the following information:

  • Title and scale
  • Grade level
  • Existing and proposed work
  • Finished floor levels
  • Exterior wall cladding, finishes and flashing
  • Sizes and location of windows and doors
  • The percentage of glazed areas relative to exposed building face calculations

Forms and documents

For a temporary tent you’ll need to submit:

Site plan

General information must include:

  • Address
  • Property lines (dimensioned)
  • Outline of existing structures
  • Tent location
  • Location of washrooms facilities

Setbacks

  • Tent setbacks to adjacent buildings
  • Tent setbacks to property lines

Floor plans

  • Dimensioned
  • Use of floor areas labelled
  • Indicating the location of cooking equipment, if applicable
  • Exist location and size
  • Indicating if the tent is enclosed

Elevations

Forms and documents

  • Tent Letter of Use
  • Letter of authorization from property owner
  • Tent manufacturer’s design and specifications for framing structure and anchorage system
  • Documentation demonstrating that the tent fabric complies with CAN/ULC-S109
  • Commitment to General Review (if applicable)

For a backflow preventer you’ll need to submit:

Site plan/key plan

General information must include:

  • Address
  • Road location
  • Location of proposed backflow device installation

Detailed drawings sealed, signed and dated by a professional engineer showing:

  • Installation methods of the backflow prevention device
  • Expansion tank details complete with sizing calculations, a certified thermal expansion relief valve with reference to the applicable CSA Standard, or other method deemed acceptable by the authority having jurisdiction

Other

  • Backflow prevention device valve specification with reference to the applicable CSA B64 Standard

If the backflow prevention device(s) is to be installed in a water system that serves a fire protection system (sprinkler, standpipe), additional details will be required. Learn more about backflow prevention serving fire protection systems.

Forms and documents

For demolishing a non-residential building you’ll need to submit:

Site plan

General information must include:

  • Address
  • Road location
  • Property lines (dimensioned)
  • Outline of existing structures

Forms and documents

Contact us

If you need more information, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email public.info@mississauga.ca.