Step 2: Apply for a Permit
Once you've collected all the documentation you need, you can apply for a permit.
Applications are done online through CloudPermit. For help with the application process, please use our CloudPermit Getting Started guide.
In order to apply on CloudPermit, you will need to make an account. This account will allow you to keep track of what stage your permit is at in real time. You will receive emailed updates at various stages in the process and will know the moment that your permit is ready to be paid for and issued.
The review process for a complete building permit application takes between seven to fifteen business days. If any documentation is missing or needs changes, you will receive comments from a building inspector on CloudPermit. You can submit any necessary changes or additional documents on CloudPermit.
Once your permit has been reviewed, you will receive an email from CloudPermit to let you know that your permit is ready to be paid for. Once paid, we will issue your permit and make your permit documents available for you to print and place on site. You can then begin constructing your project.
Payments can be made by cheque, cash, debit, or online using a credit card or electronic fund transfer (EFT).
CHEQUE - Mail to our office (10 Lisgar Ave, Tillsonburg ON, N4G 5A5), drop into our depository slot by the front doors, or make payment in person during office hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday). Please ensure that cheques are made out to the "Town of Tillsonburg".
CASH or DEBIT - Make payments in person during office hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday).
CREDIT CARD - Select "Pay Online" directly from your Cloudpermit invoice to submit an online credit card payment on permit invoices up to $5000.00. A 2.5% surcharge will apply to credit payments, and a 1.5% surcharge will apply to debit/credit transactions. Please note that we are not able to accept credit card payments in person at our office.
EFT - Click here for a set of instructions on how to submit payment by electronic fund transfer. Please allow up to 5 business days for your transaction to be processed and note that building permits are not released until payment is received.