City By-Law

Municipal and City By-Law Common offences based on: 

Not registered Two-unit Dwelling, Illegal Basement, Lodging House


We help our client to fight their alleged offences based on the City By-Law and zoning By-Law compliance.  

Due to a high volume of applications, the processing time for permit applications is currently taking up to 10 weeks. 

Subject to zoning requirements and restrictions, second units are permitted in detached and townhouse dwellings in Brampton. 

In order to be legal, a building permit is required and must be registered with the City. 

Why does my second unit need to be registered? These policies are intended to make second units safe, legal and livable. 

Completing the one-time registration process ensures a second unit meets all requirements under the Ontario Building Code or Fire Code, Electrical Safety Authority and local Zoning By-law.  

Registration and Permit Process in three steps:

Step 1: Apply for registration and building permit for the creation of a two-unit dwelling. Submission requirements include: A completed application for registration and changes of use  Building permit, two-unit dwelling Payment of $200 registration fee Payment of $1,040.40 permit fee Legal survey of the property Three complete sets of the drawings, prepared in accordance with generally accepted architectural and engineering practices 

Step 2: Complete construction and call for inspections 

Step 3: Finalize Registration