Ontario municipalities - permitting status updates

19 Mar 2020 1:58 PM | Anonymous

Permitting Update:

City of Toronto (Updated May 7, 2020):

  • All building, sign and zoning permit applications received prior to March 17 are being reviewed and issued where possible.
  • New building permit applications are being accepted electronically and staff are evaluating the timeframe for review and processing.
  • For more information on electronic submission of sign permit applications please email: signbylawunit@toronto.ca

Also, re: Building (and sign) permits and Provincial regulations:

  • The issuance of a permit by Toronto Building does not relieve the permit holder of the need to determine whether the construction is permitted to proceed in accordance with O.Reg 82/20 as amended.

London - NEW E-Portal (Updated April 1, 2020)

The City of London’s Building E-Portal has now re-opened and are accepting and reviewing new sign permit applications.

Please note, submission through the E-Portal is currently the only available way to apply for a sign permit.

The City’s Sign Permit Resource is:



City of Ottawa is working ½ from home and ½ from the office.  At this point the counters are shut down and they are not processing payment. 

Please note that Waterloo has listed Building permits and inspections under essential services and continue to review/issue them at this time.

Hamilton is processing permits online.

St. Catharines

St. Catharines, as of last night, are still accepting mail in permit applications.





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