City of Milton architect and permit process

Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. An architect can help you to complete this process and assist you in hiring other consultants as may be required, a local architect specifically working in Milton can facilitate this process as they are more familiar with all by-laws and regulations. 

As a homeowner, you may be planning to update or add to your home but, before any construction can begin, you will need to ensure that you have the required permits for your renovation or addition. Building permits are needed for renovations including, but not limited to, adding a room, finishing the basement, building a garage or remodeling the interior of your house.

If you are planning home improvements, you will need to follow the requirements of local by-laws as well as the relevant provincial acts and regulations. Remember that before any construction work begins, you must obtain a permit.

Guides for Permit Drawings

  • Deck
  • Accessory Apartment
  • Finished Basement
  • New Exterior Opening
  • Egress window 

Home Renovation and Building

If you are planning to make any renovations or additions to your home or are considering building in Milton, we offer many services to help you get the job done.

1. Building Permit

Building permit licensing grant you legal permission to start construction knowing that the issued drawings comply with appropriate governmental regulations

2. Accessory Apartments

Learn the steps needed to create accessory apartments (self-contained dwelling units created by converting part an existing or new dwelling).

3. Fence By-law

Guidelines on cost apportionment when constructing, repairing or maintaining a division fence.

4. House Numbering

Find out who is responsible for numbering your house whether in a new home or in a rural area.

5. Swimming Pool Permit

Pool owners must obtain permits and inspections when constructing a pool.

6. Septic Maintenance Inspection Program

A provincially mandated program designed to protect the quality of our drinking water and the environment by identifying malfunctioning septic systems that may be contributing to the source water in rural areas of Milton. Find out how the program works and who is affected.

7. Taxes

Find information on paying your taxes and making tax adjustments.

8. Zoning

The Zoning By-law sets out the land uses permitted in each zone. It also regulates building location, size, and height as well as parking and landscaped areas.

Note: Information provided on this page is a modified version of the official text of Town of Milton website, you can find the link to the original text below.




Town of Milton