A basement development is the addition of rooms, bathrooms, and living spaces to an unfinished basement. Building and subtrade permits are required.

If your basement development is to create a secondary suite, please refer to the information for secondary suites.


Step 1: Apply

Complete a Residential Alteration Application. This package allows you to submit one application when applying for all the required permits. There is no requirement to apply for all at one time, however to minimize wait time, we do suggest applying for all permits at once.

Step 2: Approval

Once a complete application is received, all permits will be issued within 2- 5 business days.

Step 3: Construction

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

Step 4: Inspections

The conditions issued with your permits will outline what inspections are required.

Request an inspection online.