A re-occupancy permit is needed for a building which has been declared unsafe.
NOTE: This page describes the process only for former marijuana grow operations. For buildings that were declared unsafe for any other reason, please contact the Development and Building Services Centre directly.
The permit indicates that the building is now safe for people, and complies with all relevant bylaws.
The City is here to help
For specific information about your situation, contact the Development and Building Services Centre directly. Our staff will help navigate you through the process, so you can speak to your contractor and other hired experts with confidence.
You can apply for the re-occupancy permit if you own the property, or are acting on behalf of the property owner.
If you are acting for the owner, you must show a letter of authorization from the registered owner saying that you have permission to do so. You must also show your photo identification.
You apply for the permit in person at the Development and Building Services Centre.
Process and timeline
The process varies slightly depending on whether or not this is the first time the building has been shut down for containing a grow operation.
NOTE: You must have the building inspected before any repairs start. Otherwise, you will face a penalty.
You pay for the permit when you apply for it. You can by by cash, cheque, debit, or credit card.