News & Updates: New Online Application Portal is now live (Residential Applications Only)

The Temporary Patio Program is closed.

All requests for new, temporary or seasonal patios are now subject to review under standard Site Plan and Building Permit approval processes.  Please contact our Planning Department at 905.420.4617 or for more information, or to speak to a Planner.

The City of Pickering wants you to 'Build Smart. Build Safe'. Whether you're a homeowner with a DIY project, or a professional contractor with years of experience, our friendly, knowledgeable Building Services staff are here to help. Remember: "Measure twice, cut once; 15 minutes now saves 2 hours later", so call us first before you make that first cut.

The Building Services Department is responsible for administering the issuance of Building Permits, including the application process, review of plans for all new construction, and the inspection of building and plumbing systems during construction. We also provide zoning by-law interpretation and zoning compliance checks along with approvals letters for lawyers regarding status of applications and building permits and orders related to a property.