The cost of a demolition permit has four components:
- Demolition permit fee
- Building permit fee
- Cost-of-work fee, based on the estimated retail cost of the demolition work.
- Demolition waste compliance fee ($350)
These amounts only apply to the demolition permit itself. Other permits or licenses must be paid for separately, at the appropriate counter or department. The fees schedule has more information.
You pay the fees when you apply for the permit. You can pay by cash, cheque, debit, or credit.
View the fees schedule (417 KB)
Construction damage deposit
A construction damage deposit may also be required.
Green demolition deposit and demolition waste compliance fee (starting April 1, 2016)
A $14,650 deposit will be required when you apply for a demolition permit with minimum reuse and recycling requirements.
The deposit will be refunded if the reuse and recycling requirements are met. To learn more, read how we review recycling and reuse compliance reports (380 KB).
If the requirements aren't met, some or all of the deposit won't be returned in accordance with Appendix C of the Green Demolition Bylaw (370 KB).
The $350 demolition waste compliance fee is a non-refundable fee to ensure that Green Demolition Bylaw compliance reviews are done promptly.