Demolition permit with no recycling requirements

When taking down a house that was built in or after 1950, there is no required reuse and recycling rate.

You must have your building or development permit before you begin demolition work.

Use the tabs below for the requirements, application forms, and fees for demolition permits with no recycling requirements.


1. Prepare your application package

Item Notes
Demolition checklist (153 KB) Application checklist for all required plans and documents. Find required forms

2. Submit

Include your application package with your submission.

Submit application

3. Application reviewed

We review your development or building permit application for environmental considerations and impact on trees (both on City and private property).

4. Receive your salvage and abatement permit

Start removing non-structural salvageable building materials and hazardous building materials.

5. Complete hazardous material report form

Have a qualified professional complete the Hazardous Materials Report Form (209 KB)

Submit the Hazardous Materials Report Form and documentation that confirms the removal and disposal of hazardous building materials by following these steps:

  1. Log into your online account
  2. Select the permit you want to update
  3. Under Next Action select ‘Provide Additional Information’
  4. Upload the report and submit

6. Receive your development permit or building permit(s), and demolition permit(s)

Begin demolishing the house.

Permit fees

The cost of a demolition permit has three components:

  1. The demolition permit fee
  2. The building permit fee
  3. The cost-of-work fee, based on the estimated retail cost of the demolition work.

 Note: 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.