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

You can review our Building Permit Guide for information on applicable laws and fees, and to access our Building Permit Inspection checklist

Building Permit Guide

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:

  • $128 for a Class A demolition (simple cottage, garage, etc.)
  • $344 for a Class B demolition (requiring engineering)

Permit checklist

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

Tax rebates

You may be eligible for a reduction of taxes if you demolish a building on your property that changes the property value. Learn more about the eligibility and how to apply for a cancellation or reduction of property taxes.