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​​​Commercial, Industrial, Institutional

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s Building Division staff will issue permits and inspect properties, as quickly as possible - if you provide complete and accurate information.

  • Review all of the information we provide you.
  • We assign building inspectors to your file long before you have to register your plan.
  • Take advantage of our certified model program.
  • Permit administrators provide general information or direct you to a building inspector for technical information.

Building owners, designers and contractors must carefully review ALL the information we provide. The Building Division will work with you, as the applicant, to process your application as quickly as possible.

NOTE: You must get a building permit before you start any construction. You must get an occupancy permit before anyone occupies your building. The Town will prosecute builders for illegally constructing, or allowing someone to occupy, a building without a permit.​

General Tools and Resources



Building Permit Requirements​In general, a building permit is required to erect, install, extend, alter, repair or demolish a building. For more details, please review this section.
Development Charges
​A list of development charges, set out by the Town’s Planning Division.
Fee Schedule “A”​A list of permit fees, set out by the Town’s Chief Building Official.
​Mandatory Inspections​A list of required inspections that are applicable to all projects for which a building permit has been issued.
Plans Review​Provides an overview of the plans review process and requirements.
Site Servicing​The Fill & Site Alteration By-law requires that a permit be obtained for site servicing, as defined therein.
Zoning Compliance​Outlines the requirements for Zoning Compliance and provides any applicable documents. Includes Zoning Compliance Form.

Common Commercial Projects



Change of Use, Alteration​Refers to the modification of an existing building. This includes alterations and changes in use.
Unit/Suite/Interior Finishing​Refers to the interior finishing of any unit, suite, and/or complete building.
New Construction, Additions​Refers to the construction of a new building and/or the construction of an addition to an existing building.