​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Garden Suite Banner
  • Step 1: Apply through the Planning Division for Custom Home Approval and Zoning By-Law Compliance.
    • A fee of $500 will be applicable, along with a $5000 security deposit.
    • Visit this Planning webpage for all the appropriate instructions
  • Step 2: Apply online through the Building Division for a building permit. Submission requirements include:
  • Step 3: Educational Development Charges (EDCs) is collected prior to building permit issuance. The City collects EDCs on behalf of the school boards, based on the EDC rate at the time of building permit issuance. EDC rates for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and the Peel District School Board can be found here​.
  • Step 4: Complete construction and book inspections as required.
  • Step 5: Email ESA Certificate from the Electrical Safety Authority to twounit.zoning@brampton.ca and we will finalize your registration. Completing the registration process ensures a garden suite meets all requirements under the Ontario Building Code or Fire Code, Electrical Safety Authority and local Zoning By-Law. A registration system also helps the City identify the location of garden suites.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Contacts

Phone: 3-1-1 (within Brampton) or 905.874.2401 (outside Brampton)

In Person:

City of Brampton Building Division
8850 McLaughlin Road, Unit 1 (Flower City Community Campus)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Email: twounit.zoning@brampton.ca

Other Contacts

Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario
www.aato.ca

Brampton Fire Services
fire.prevention@brampton.ca
905.874.2740

Electrical Safety Authority
www.esasafe.com
1.877.ESA.SAFE (372.7233)

Insurance Bureau of Canada
www.ibc.ca
1.800.387.2880

Land Registry Office
1 Gateway Boulevard, Brampton
905.874.4008

Ontario Association of Architects
www.oaa.on.ca

Ontario One Call (Call Before You Dig)
www.on1call.com

Profession​al Engineers Ontario
www.peo.on.ca

Region of Peel Service (Water) Connection
siteplanservicing@peelregion.ca
905.791.7800 x7973​

Contact Planning, Building and Growth Management

Flower City Community Campus
8850 McLaughlin Road, Unit 1,
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5T1