Building department staff oversees the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code Act in order to ensure health and safety in the Township of Hamilton.

Apply for a building Permit Online!

The Township of Hamilton is pleased to now offer, residents, builders and permit applicants Cloudpermit – an online system to apply for and track your building permits.

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your application anywhere, at any time. You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application. You can even request building inspections! Note, if you are applying for a pool permit or any other By-law permit please visit our Applications, Licenses and Permits page.

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What do you want to build?

Please be advised that permit applications will be filed electronically. We are requesting (if possible) that application submissions including all supporting documents will be in a digital format (.pdf preferably).

House

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans, including (refer to Home Builder's Guide for assistance):

  • grading and drainage plan prepared by a qualified person
  • building plans that include the following information:
  • floor plan(s)
  • elevation drawing(s)
  • cross section detail(s)

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Deck

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Deck Design Guide for assistance):

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Garage/Accessory

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Garage Design Guide for assistance):

  • site sketch showing location of proposed garage including dimensions and distance from property lines, septic tank/field and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Addition

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing location of proposed addition including dimensions and distance from property lines, septic tank/field and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Porch

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Carport

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • site sketch showing the location of the proposed deck including dimensions and distance from property line(s) and other buildings
  • plans that include the following information:
  • floor plan(s)
  • cross section detail(s)

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Finishing your basement or renovating?

Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including:

  • Building plans that include the following information:
  • floor plan(s)

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Demolition

Requirements for a demolition permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

  • Form 357 to apply for a property tax reduction

2. Site survey that shows building's original footprint and location: to be used for future proposed construction.

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Septic systems

For septic permit requirements and application, contact Northumberland County.

 Additional Residential Units

 Requirements for a building permit:

1. Completed building permit application consisting of:

2. One copy of plans including (refer to Additional Residential Unit Guide for assistance):

  • site sketch showing location of proposed accessory building (if applicable) including dimensions and distance from property lines, septic tank/field and other buildings
  • building plans that include the following information:

3. Refer to Fees and Charges 

Additional information relevant to building permits

Check with the Planning Coordinator or Building Official to ensure that proposed construction meets the requirements of the Zoning By-law prior to permit application submission.

If you are applying for permits on someone else's behalf, you will need to submit a Letter of Authorization.

If any part of the lot is within an area regulated by the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, a permit may be required. This may affect the building location and/or grading of the lot.

Putting in a pool?

Other By-laws affecting building permit applications: