Commercial & Industrial Buildings

Requirement List for Commercial & Industrial Buildings

The following is a checklist of information and supporting materials that are required in order to properly review the building permit application.

Copy of Development Approval and Detailed Site Plan

Completed Building Permit Application Form

Two (2) complete sets of building plans (to scale) which include:

  • Dimensions of proposed building and area of space being developed.
  • Structural Cross-section showing foundation and exterior wall details
    • Construction details of foundation, walls, floors, roof and finishes.
    • Construction details of fire separation walls, floor assemblies and other fire-rated assemblies.
    • Floor plans of each floor including area
      • Foundation plan showing footing and foundation details
      • Load-bearing walls, footings and pads
      • Floor plans showing room sizes, use of space, window & door sizes
      • Exits, stair shafts, stairs, windows and direction of door swings.
      • Elevation plans of each side of proposed building including heights

Note: All mezzanine construction must be designed for 100 lbs/square foot loading and plans shall be sealed by a qualified Engineer.

Note: Construction or renovations to a one-storey industrial building (Group F Division 1, 2 or 3) where the area exceeds 500 m2 will require Engineer or Architect sealed plans and Schedules.

Note: Construction or renovations to a one-storey commercial (Group D or E) building where the area exceeds 500 m2 will require Engineer or Architect sealed plans and Schedules.

Fees:

Building Permit Fee

Safety Codes Council levy

Inspections:

  • FOUNDATION – PRIOR TO POURING CONCRETE – An Engineered foundation shall be inspected by the Engineer responsible for the design, prior to pouring the concrete.
  • FRAMING – Structure erected, roof and stairs in place and window & doors installed.
  • FINAL – PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY – Construction complete (Exterior and interior), handrails & guards in place, HVAC complete & smoke alarms working.
    • Note: The Coordinating Registered Professional shall submit Schedules C-1 and C-2 to the authority having jurisdiction, once the building is complete and ready for occupancy.