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Submission Cut-Off Dates for 2014 Development Charges Rates

Building permits must be issued prior to January 1, 2015 to be eligiable for the 2014 Development Charges rates. Applications are processed within the time frames mandated by the Province of Ontario.

PLEASE NOTE: Waterloo City Hall is closed on December 25, 26 and January 1, 2.

Building Permit Submission cut off dates for

2014 Development Charges

**Please note that only building permits issued prior to January 1, 2015 will be eligible for the 2014 Development Charge rates. Submission dates are noted below. Only COMPLETE Building Permit applications recieved by the Building Department prior to the applicable date will be eligible for the 2014 Development Charges. Your application will be processed within the Provinces' mandated time frames**

Type of Permit

Cut Off Date For COMPLETE submission

30 Day

November 17, 2014

20 Day

December 1, 2014

15 Day

December 8, 2014

10 Day

December 15, 2014

10 Business Day Permit consists of a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse, row house, or an accessory structure not exceeding 55sq.m. that serves the noted items; OR a tent.

15 Busines Day Permit consists of a dulpex, a triplex, a building of 3 or fewer storeys in building height and having a building area not exceeding 600sq.m., uses as residential, business and personal services, mercantile or low/medium hazard industry occupancy

20 Business Day Permit consists of  a building uses an assembly, care or detention, or high hazard industrial occupancy, it also includes a building exceeding 600 sq.m in area and used as residential, business and personal services, mercantile or low/medium hazard industrial occupancy.

30 Business Day Permit consists of high rise building, buildings with interconnected floor space or a post-disaster buildings.

* Consult with your designer or building staff to confirm what type of permit you are applying for.


Projects that require a building permit

  • Additions
  • Backflow prevention
  • Basement and main-floor walkouts
  • Building renovations and conversions
  • Decks and sheds
  • Demolishing a building or structure on your property
  • Dormers
  • Fireplaces
  • Foundation excavation or construction
  • Garages and carports
  • New buildings or structure on your property 
  • Plumbing installations or changes
  • Pools and hot tubs
  • Sunrooms and porches
  • Walls - adding and removing
  • Windows and doors - new ones and structural alterations

For additional information refer to our building by-law.

Fees associated with these and other building projects are outlined in our development services fee guide.

Building standards year-end statements for 2013 are available for download.