City of Kitchener

Online Building Permits

Our public search feature allows you to search our database from the convenience of your home or office.  You can view the permit status and brief description of the construction project.

Can't make a trip to city hall?  You can now apply, check the status of your application, inspection or permit fee rebate, and book an inspection* all online.  We are currently accepting the following application types online:

  • accessory structures on a residential property - new or demolitions (deck, ramp, shed, or swimming pool)
  • garage or carport on a residential property - new or demolitions (attached, or detached)
  • residential buildings, new or additions (single, semi-detached, or townhouse)
  • alteration to a residential building- interior finish (single, semi-detached, or townhouse)

Effective Jan. 1, 2014 all permit submissions for new housing must be online.

Before you access our online permits feature please review our residential buildings or residential accessory structures pages to be directed to the relevant guide and process requirements. A list of drawings for your submission are contained in Schedule C of the building bylaw. The application, designer, and other forms you may need to complete can be found by following this link. Reviewing these pages before proceeding will ensure your application is complete in order for us to process it quickly.

Once you have everything you need click here. 

*Please note inspections for pool enclosure permits cannot be scheduled online.  Please call the bylaw enforcement division at 519-741-2330 to schedule this type of inspection.