The Town of Orangeville issues building permits for all new constructions, renovations and demolitions. This includes pool and hot tub enclosuresseptic systems, fences, decks, accessory apartments and more.

Building permit process

Review all of the steps needed to complete a new construction or renovation project.

Rates and fees

View our User Rates and Fees By-law for more information about our building rates and fees.

Commercial/institutional rates

Review the building rates for commercial and institutional buildings.

Commercial and institutional building rates
Building permit classificationFee in dollars/m2Flat feeMinimum fee

New construction/major renovation

$13.03

n/a

$250

Minor alteration (unless included in a separate building permit)

$7.50

n/a

$250

HVAC (unless included in a separate building permit)

1% of construction cost

n/a

$200

Demolition (interior, non-load bearing, unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$175

n/a

Demolition (unless included in a separate building permit)

$1

n/a

$200

Minor revision

n/a

$200

n/a

Conditional permit (maximum fee of $1000)

$1

n/a/

$250

Fire alarm system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Plumbing including sprinkler system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Change of use (no material alterations)

n/a

$200

n/a

Leasehold improvements (no change of use)

$7.50

n/a

$250

Accessory structure

$7.50

n/a

$175

Industrial rates

Review the building rates for industrial buildings.

Industrial building rates
Building permit classificationFee in dollars/m2Flat feeMinimum fee

New construction and major renovations

$8.50

n/a

$250

Minor alteration

$7.50

n/a

$250

HVAC (unless included in a separate building permit)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Demolition (interior non-load bearing, unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$175

n/a

Demolition (unless included in a separate building permit)

$1

n/a

$200

Minor revision

n/a

$200

n/a

Conditional permit (maximum fee of $1000)

$1

n/a

$250

Fire alarm system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Plumbing including sprinkler system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Change of use (no material alterations)

n/a

$200

n/a

Leasehold improvements (no change of use)

$7.50

n/a

$250

Accessory structure

$7.50

n/a

$175

Residential rates

View the building rates for residential buildings, including detached, semi-detached and townhomes.

Residential building rates
Building permit classificationFee in dollars/m2Flat feeMinimum fee

New construction and major renovations

$13.03

n/a

$150

Minor alteration

$7

n/a

$150

Accessory structures (carport, garage, shed, gazebo, etc.)

$7.50

n/a

$150

HVAC (unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Demolition (interior non-load bearing, unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Demolition of residential accessory structures (unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Demolition (unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Minor revision

n/a

$200

n/a

Conditional permit

n/a

$25

n/a

Plumbing including sprinkler system (unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Finished basement

$7

n/a

$150

Add secondary apartment

$13.03

n/a

$250

Change of use (no material alterations)

n/a

$200

n/a

Multi-residential rates

View the building rate for multi-residential buildings.

Multi-residential building rates
Building permit classificationFee in dollars/m2Flat feeMinimum fee

New construction and major renovations

$13.03

n/a

$250

Minor alterations

$9

n/a

$250

Accessory structures (carport, garage, shed, gazebo, etc.)

$7.50

$150

n/a

HVAC (unless included in a separate building permit)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Demolition (interior non-load bearing, unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Demolition of multi-residential accessory structures (unless included in a separate building permit)

n/a

$200

n/a

Demolition (unless included in a separate building permit)

$1

n/a

$200

Minor revision

n/a

$200

n/a

Conditional permit

$1

n/a

$200

Fire alarm system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Plumbing including sprinkler system (unless included in a separate building permit with a maximum fee of $1000)

1% of the construction cost

n/a

$200

Change of use (no material alterations)

n/a

$200

n/a

Other

View a variety of other building permit rates.

Other building rates
Building permit classificationFee in dollars/m2Flat feeMinimum fee

Alternative solution

n/a

$600

n/a

Septic permit

n/a

$400

n/a

Pools (private above ground)

n/a

$150

n/a

Pools (private in ground)

n/a

$250

n/a

Pools (unless included in a separate building permit)

1.5% of the construction cost

n/a

$500

Woodstove, factory/masonry fireplace

n/a

$150

n/a

Additional inspections

n/a

$100

n/a

Permit renewal/transfer fee

n/a

$100

n/a

Drain/sewer permit (when not part of another building permit)

n/a

$150

n/a

Request for deferral of revoked permit

n/a

$200

n/a