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Attached and Detached Garages and Carports

Service Description

A building permit review for a carport or garage that is an accessory to an existing house is required.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (Example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Residential Garages or Accessory Structures

Garage or Accessory Structure to be shown on Site Plan, showing the 

  • Location of all existing and proposed buildings on the lot, setbacks to property lines, distance between proposed structure and other buildings on the lot.
  • Dimensions and locations of all required vehicle parking spaces and the driveway used to access the spaces(s).
  • Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Construction Details of the structure, including the details of the concrete floor slab, such as the concrete strength and re-enforcement proposed.

Construction Details and Notes

  • Building materials & specifications of all wall, floor, and roof assemblies with typical wall section and typical roof detail. 
  • Provide guard details including connection detail.

Required Forms

Building Application
Site Plan Checklist
Optional: Cross-section of a Garage
Optional: Cross-section of a Carport

  
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