Building Permit Processing Times

The below table is meant to provide a general processing timeline for applications submitted for building permits. This is a guide and gives an indication only of current processing time. Permits are of varying size and complexity and take varying amounts of time to process so staff can't provide specific dates or timelines for application processing.

We will contact you when your permit is ready or if more information is required.

Application TypeApplications Waiting for reviewApplication Date of File Next up for Review
Commercial1Sep 16, 2020
Commercial Alteration14May 04, 2020
Leasehold3Jul 20, 2020
Single Family Residential29Aug 20, 2020
Demolition3Aug 13, 2020
Sign0Sep 18, 2020

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