Application Forms - Building

Fees and Refunds

Initial building permit fees are due at the time of application.  A secondary invoice will follow to include all remaining fees to be paid prior to permit issuance.

To view a list of the fees and refunds for various permits, view the Building Services Permit Fee Summary file.

  • Where the calculated refund is less than the minimum $150 permit fee applicable to the work, no refund shall be made of the fees paid. 
  • Where a request for refund is made twelve (12) months or more after the issuance of the permit, there shall be no fees refunded.


Individual Forms

Energy Efficiency Forms

COVID-19 Updates

We will continue to accept all permit applications at this time.   Initial building permit fees are due at the time of application.  Upon payment all new permit application for signs, pools, decks, sheds, and any other accessory building can be submitted in-person or by email to: [email protected].

All other building permit applications will be accepted by appointment only at this time.  Appointment requests for permit applications shall be made by email to: [email protected].  Please see the list of individual forms above for all required forms.

All inquiries will be by phone at extension 4001 or by email at: [email protected]. If you have any questions relating to existing permit applications please contact the Plan Examiner directly. Fees paid by cheque shall be submitted through mail or in person to the Building Division at City of Niagara Falls, City Hall with the Building Permit number indicated on the envelope.  If paying in-person by debit or cash please visit the Building Department.


To schedule a required inspection contact 905-356-7521 extension 4251 or 4285, or email [email protected].

Ontario Building Code

You can obtain further information related to the Ontario Building Code and Act Reforms (Bill 124) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Building and Development Branch.

By-law Files

You may also view the By-law Pages for By-law related information.