The occupant load permit indicates how many people, maximum, can safely use a gathering space such as a restaurant or assembly hall.
Note Getting this permit is frequently a condition for getting other approvals (such as a provincial liquor licence).
New electronic applications
Our new electronic applications allows you to submit permit applications electronically and perform other functions digitally. Currently, some permits can be submitted online and may include the payment of fees. We’re working on adding more permits online over time. Please refer to your specific permit's steps for more information.
Steps to getting an occupant load permit
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