New Building

Service Description

A building permit for any new buildings.

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).

Lot Grading Plan

Submit a plan showing the proposed grading of the lot, designed in a manner that will result in no new instances of ponding occur on existing adjacent properties and the subject property as a result of construction.

Floor Plans

  • Fully dimensioned, for each level showing existing & proposed uses of all spaces, including location of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors and all plumbing fixtures. 
  • Provide existing/proposed construction with foundation & exterior wall information, showing interior partitions and structural framing above.

Roof Plan

Existing/proposed roof layout showing roof structure, skylights, roof slopes, hips/valleys/peaks and ventilation.

Truss Drawings and Floor Joist Plan

Where Engineered roof trusses or floor systems are proposed.


  • Exterior finishes with roof slopes, window/door type, locations & sizes including height of sills above floor level. 
  • Provide area of exposed building face, percentage/area of unprotected openings and required limiting distance(s). 
  • Show exterior decks/landings, stairs, guards/handrails. 
  • Provide overall building height dimension.


  • Cross section(s) to show existing/proposed building construction and specifications of all floor, wall, & roof assemblies. 
  • Provide footing & foundation wall details including height of exterior grade above basement floor. 
  • Show floor to floor, floor to ceiling and overall building heights. 
  • Detail stairs, landings, guards & handrails.

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.

Mechanical and Plumbing Requirements (if Applicable)

If your project includes a Mechanical (HVAC) please submit the Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form and Mechanical Ventalation Design Summary that is included with your building permit application.

Required Forms

Notice:  The City of Pembroke now asks that building plans be submitted in PDF as well as in hard copy.

New Building Application
Site Plan Checklist
May be Required:  Commitment to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers