September 29, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Household Construction and Renovation – Town of Burlington

If your residence is a semi-detached or detached property and you are planning a building challenge we are here to assist! This is the site to get you commenced on your journey, with the details you need to have to make sure you have all the suitable permits and clearances in position. No matter whether you’re accomplishing the perform on your own or are selecting someone to do it for you, go through on to obtain out far more.

In some conditions, you may also want approval from external organizations like Burlington Hydro, Conservation Halton, Ministry of Transportation, Niagara Escarpment Fee, etc., as relevant.

Consolidated Pre-Constructing Allow Evaluation

Most household renovation and construction tasks need a Constructing Allow, but prior to you can apply for a Building Allow you need to implement for a Consolidated Pre-Making Permit.

The Consolidated Pre-Setting up Allow process features a Zoning Review, Grading and Drainage Review and a Forestry Critique.

If you are not certain that you will need a Consolidated Pre-Making Permit or approval from an external company for your challenge, remember to make contact with a Residential Enhancement Technologist from the Community Planning Office at 905-335-7642.

Creating permits

Constructing permits are essential for most house construction and renovation jobs this kind of as but not limited to: 

  • Household renovation tasks:
    • Decks and porches – this includes enclosing your existing deck, porch or patios
    • Garages and sheds – we get in touch with these ‘accessory structures’
    • Inside renovations these types of as: basement renovations, accessory dwelling models, kitchen/lavatory alterations, removal of inside partitions, etcetera.
  • New home building and additions and
  • Demolitions (such as inside and exterior get the job done)

If you are uncertain that you have to have a developing permit for your project, remember to contact a Permit Technologist from the Constructing and By-legislation Office at 905-335-7731.

Committee of Adjustment

If your proposed home building or renovation undertaking does not comply with the Zoning By-law and you wish to have these small zoning deviations approved, you will require to make an application to the Committee of Adjustment for a Minimal Variance.

Observe – A Minor Variance should be authorized prior to the Town can concern an acceptance for a Consolidated Pre-Building Allow.

Swimming swimming pools and enclosures

Swimming pools, fences and driveways and curbs are not bundled in this system. Take a look at these webpages for more info.

Follow these ways to apply for your permits:

  1. Watch the necessities for the Consolidated Pre-Building Permit 
  2. Use for a Building Permit
  3. Receive your creating permit and arrange for task inspections.

Have you currently started the allow system?

Look at the status of your software

Regularly Questioned Issues

Why are there so lots of measures and permits required?

The City strives for continual advancement and are always wanting for techniques to get better.  We know our approach is not fantastic and we thank you for your endurance.

In excess of the class of 2022, personnel are conducting a overview of the Consolidated Pre-Setting up Allow procedure with a intention of creating it far more productive, predictable, and much easier to navigate for our shoppers.

We are also finalizing a new organizational composition for the Neighborhood Preparing Division with new staff recruitments that will make improvements to our buyer interactions and ensure your critique system goes easily.

If you have any thoughts about this or would like to talk about further, be sure to contact:

Jamie Tellier
Manager of Arranging Implementation

905-335-7777 x7892

[email protected]