Building Department

Apply for a Building Permit:

Before starting the online application process, applicants will be required to register as a user in the system. (This process is free.) Applicants will also need to prepare the following documents in portable document formant (PDF) to be uploaded into the application system:

  1. Building plans (floor plans, elevations and/or cross-sections)
  2. Property survey or site plan 

New Building Permit Applications:

Apply in Cloudpermit

Re-Submission For Permit Applications Applied for before July 26, 2021:

Apply Here for Re-Submission Permits

  • For permit re-submissions, please select "Form D" when prompted in the system and,
  • Have all required documents available in PDF form to upload.

Note: Payment notifications will be sent through email. Applicants will receive a "Request to Submit Payment" email that includes instructions on how to proceed with the online payment.

Apply For a Mobile Sign Permit:

Apply Here for a Mobile Sign Permit

  • For a mobile sign permit please select "Form G" when prompted in the system and,
  • Have all required documents available in PDF form to upload

Note: Payment notifications will be sent through email. Applicants will receive a "Request to Submit Payment" email that includes instructions on how to proceed with the online payment.

Obtain a Liquor Licence Letter:

Apply Here for a Liquor Licence Letter

  • For a liquor licence letter request, please select "Form E" when prompted in the system and,
  • Have all required documents available in PDF form to upload.

Note: Payment notifications will be sent through email. Applicants will receive a "Request to Submit Payment" email that includes instructions on how to proceed with the online payment.

Additional Information and Resources:

How to apply for a building permit using Cloudpermit:

Permit fee information and payment options:

Contacting the Building Department:

Building Department

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Location: 350 City Hall Square West, 2nd Floor, P. O. Box 1607, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6S1

 
Phone icon Call 311 - For general information, or to register a complaint about a substandard building condition.
 
Phone icon For detailed inquiries relating to a property you own or to obtain information about your building permit, call the Development Services general line at 519-255-6267. When prompted, select option 1 (one) to access the Building Department service area extensions.

Scheduling a Building Permit Inspection:

Three (3) options are available:

Cloudpermit - Log in - Enter an inspection request for your permit through your Cloudpermit account.
 
Email icon Email the Building Department Dispatch: dispatch@citywindsor.ca 
 
Phone icon Call the Building Department Dispatch line at 519-255-6453.
 
Service adjustments may be in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about which services are available at this time, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update on City of Windsor Services