Residential Builders

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Our building permit administrators will ​provide general information or direct you to a building inspector for technical information. We will assign building inspectors to your file before you have to register your plan.

To allow this process to move as quickly as possible, please provide c​​omplete and accurate information, and carefully review all of the information we provide you.

Certified Model Program

​​The Certified Model Program is an application process prescribed by the Chief Building Official and must be completed for each model. BWG's Building By-law 2020-40 defines a certified model as a unique building design for a detached dwelling, semi-detached unit or townhouse unit that has been reviewed by the Chief Building Official for compliance with the Building Code and is intended for construction pursuant to a permit issued under the Act. A certified model is not itself a building permit.

​​Download the Certified Model Application.

For further information on the Certified Model Program, please contact the Building Division.

Site Servicing

​​The Fill and Site Alteration By-law requires that a permit be obtained for site servicing, as described therein.

OBC Requirements for New Construction

Ontario Building Code changes came into effect for all permits applied for after December 31, 2011. They are related to:

  • Energy efficiency for houses
  • Improved air barrier requirements
  • Occupancy permits for certain buildings of residential occupancy

Please download and review a presentation on these requirements.

Applicable Law

Resulting from recent changes to the Ontario Building Code, the definition of applicable law has been replaced with a list of statutes and regulations. Building permit applicants must establish compliance with applicable law at the time of permit application submission.


Confirm required approvals by using the Applicable Law Checklist.


Agriculture & Food

  • Nutrient Management Act 2002 s. 11: Farm buildings housing animals or animal manure
  • Milk Act s.14: Buildings used as milk processing plant.


Charitable Institutions

  • Charitable Institutions Act s. 5: Where building is used for charitable institution.


Child Care Centres

  • Day Nurseries Act s.5: Where a building is used for a daycare.



  • Environmental Assessment Act s.5: major I/ C/ I projects.
  • MOE Certificate of Approval Environmental Protection Act s.9: where building may discharge contaminants.
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Environmental Protection Act s. 168: where industrial or commercial property changed to residential or parkland use.
  • Former Landfills, Environmental Protection Act s.46: where building on former waste disposal site.


Funeral Homes

  • Funeral Directors and Establishments Act s.9: where building houses a funeral establishment.



  • Public Transportation & Highway Improvement Act s. 34/38: permit form Minister for construction projects located within 45 meters of King's highway.



  • Public Hospitals Act s.4: New hospitals and facilities or additions to existing hospitals.
  • Private Hospitals Act s. 22: where house is used as a private hospital.


Public Lands Development

  • Work Permit, Public Lands Act s. Ont. Reg. 453/96: Construction of a building on Public Lands.


Senior Citizens

  • Nursing Home Licensing, Nursing Homes Act s. 4 & 5: construction, alteration or conversion of building to a nursing home.
  • Retirement Homes, Homes for the Aged & Rest Homes Act s.14 & Elderly Persons Centres Act s.6: Where building used as a home for the aged.

Address: Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St., Unit 7&8, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7

Phone: 905-775-5366, Send an Email

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