Design and Building Permit Service in Oakville, GTA, Ontario

iDiM designs and builds for and with you, turning your dreams into a reality. We are here to provide any service, no matter the scope of work. Our design service includes interior alteration, additions, and new construction.

Our Working Process

We listen to you and discuss your needs and budget. We examine your Wishlist against the zoning bylaw and building code. Then the design journey starts. During the design process and development, we provide engineering and construction input upfront and determine their reflection on the project cost.

We use 3D generator software to show you the look of your building to avoid surprises and ensure we have fulfilled your requirements. Our next step is to start the structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering design.

After that, we finalize the permit package by providing the technical information, construction details, and specification. We take care of your project by submitting the permit package to the municipality and following up with them until your permit issuance stage.

Furthermore, we will be available to answer your question during the construction to ensure the construction is going smoothly until you receive your Certificate of Occupancy.

Design and Building Permit in Mississauga, Ontario, GTA

Our Services

iDiM Architects Inc. provides a full range of architectural design and building permit services to meet your diverse needs. Our services are-

  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Exterior Design
  • Building Designs
  • Building Permit Drawings
  • 3d Architectural Renderings
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Design Development
  • Schematic Design
  • Concept Design
  • Building Permit Process
  • Custom Home Design
  • Site Master Planning
  • Modern House Design
  • Home Building & Renovations
  • Interior Alteration
  • Planning & Zoning Approval Assistance

What is The Building Permit Process in Oakville, Ontario?

When the building permit application is submitted, the City examines the application against the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and Zoning Bylaw regulations. There might be other approvals required based on the scope of work.

These approvals need to be obtained from different departments and authorities, such as the Region (for new water/sewer connections), Development and Engineering Department (grading approval), and Planning Department (Site Plan approval).

How Long Does it Take to Get a Building Permit in GTA?

Building Permit Service in Mississauga

When the application is submitted to the City, the City staff will screen the submitted documents to ensure they are complete. This screening phase takes 5 to 10 business days.

Then the application fee payment notification will be sent to the applicant. After the fee is paid, the review process starts. The plan examination process takes 10 to 20 business days, depending on the workload and the number of applications in the queue.

After completing the first cycle review, some examiners might require more information or clarifications. This will add another 5 to 15 business days for the second cycle review time.

Service Area

We provide design and building permit services to our clients in Ontario, GTA, Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Markham, Vaughan, Caledon, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Burlington, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, and Milton.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a building permit in Ontario?

The application fees are based on the area of work. The average fee for most of the municipalities is $16/sq.m. for new construction and $6/sq.m. for alterations.

What requires a building permit in GTA?

Any construction activities require a building permit according to the Ontario Building Code. These activities include demolition, new construction, and alteration to the building structure, plumbing and HVAC systems.

How long is a building permit good for in Ontario?

The Chief Building Official may revoke the permit if issued on mistaken, false, or incorrect information; if construction is not commenced within six months after the date of permit issuance; or if construction is suspended or discontinued for more than one year.

The property owner has to contact the City to explore extending the permit period if the six months pass or the construction is discontinued for more than one year.

What kind of drawings are needed for a building permit?

Residential projects shall include architectural, structural, and HVAC drawings. While for commercial projects, the necessary drawings are more extensive and encompass elements of architectural, structural, HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler systems, ceiling layouts, and electrical drawings.

For more information or to discuss your specific project requirements, please visit our office or contact us directly at +1 (416) 880-3313. We look forward to assisting you with your Design and Building Permit needs.