If you'd like to demolish a building on your property, you need a building permit.

Apply for a permit

Complete and submit a building permit application prior to starting any demolition work on your property.


The following fees apply for a demolition permit:

  • $81.90 for a class A demolition (simple cottage, garage, etc.)
  • $220.50 for a class B demolition (requiring engineering)

Permit checklist

Please make sure to include the following information with your permit application:

  • Schedule 1
  • site plan
  • Letter of authorization, if applicable
  • any applicable approvals (Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Trent-Severn Waterway)

Tax rebates

You may be eligible for a property tax rebate if you demolish a building on your property that changes the property value. Learn more about the eligibility and how to apply.