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Home Owners

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.
  • Permit administrators provide general information or direct you to a building inspector for technical information. 

Note: Although considered a Residential Construction project, the construction of privacy fencing does not require the acquisition of a building permit.

General Tools and Resources



Application Procedure​Provides an overview the building permit application process. Includes application any necessary application forms.
Approvals​Prior to submission of a building permit application, the following items may be required to be approved and received. If you require help to determine if any of these approvals apply to you, please contact the Building Department for assistance.
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.
Building By-law​A set of standard requirements for all construction projects in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Fee Schedule "A"​A list of permit fees, set out by the Town’s Chief Building Official.
List of Permits​A list and description of all construction permits issued by the Town’s Building division.
Mandatory Inspections​A list of required inspections that are applicable to all projects for which a building permit has been issued.
Zoning Compliance​Outlines the requirements for Zoning Compliance and provides any applicable documents. Includes Zoning Compliance Form.


Common Home Construction Projects



Accessory Dwelling Units​In order to establish an accessory dwelling unit, one must follow 2 registration process set out by the Planning and Development Services Department.
Accessory Structures​Refers to the construction of an accessory building such as a carport or garage. Also includes sheds.
Addition / Alteration​Refers to the modification of an existing building. This includes the construction of a new addition, alterations and changes in use.
Basement Finishing​Refers to the interior finishing of basement areas, including framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and insulation.
Decks​Decks are an extension of the main dwelling unit and as such must be designed and constructed to withstand all superimposed loads.
​Demolition​Demolition permits are required when demolishing a building within a residential area.
Septic Systems​The installation or repair of a septic system, for which a building permit is required.
Swimming Pool Enclosures​Constitutes the installation of a swimming pool, spa, and/or hot-tub, for which a building permit is required.
Tents​A building permit is required for a tent or group of tents that is more than 60 sq. metres (645 sq. ft.) in aggregate ground area