Oakville makes online permit applications easier, faster for businesses


Published April 25, 2022 at 3:13 pm

The Town of Oakville is offering more permit applications online. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Doing business in Oakville is going to get easier starting Monday (April 25), says the Town.

The Town of Oakville says it is adding more permit applications online to make it easier and faster for developers, businesses and residents to do business with them.

The online procedure allows them to submit, make payments, manage and track the status of applications.

The latest addition to the town’s online services, which starts today, includes the development engineering permits. On May 16, sign permits and noise exemption permits will be added. Then and later this year, planning and development-related applications will transition to an entirely online process.

These enhancements are part of the Digital Oakville Plan with the town launching more projects in 2022 and beyond.

“We are working towards making Oakville a digitally connected community, improving the ease, speed and experience in accessing town services,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

“As we continue to enhance and transition many services online, it reflects our commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and service excellence for our citizens and the local economy.”

These online enhancements are part of the Digital Oakville Plan with the town launching more projects in 2022 and beyond.

Key highlights

  • Development engineering permits (e.g. for residential rebuilds or additions, pool installation, major landscaping, new or upgrades to driveways etc.) are available on the town’s online servicespage under “Construction and Renovations”
  • On May 16, sign permits (for temporary or permanent signs) and noise exemption permits (for events, construction, filming etc.)will be available on the same page under the “Sign & Noise Permits” section
  • Individuals who require support with their online applications can contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 for assistance
  • These enhancements complement the work that began last year when building permits (and booking inspections) were made fully online
  • Using a “build-measure-learn” approach, the town will use feedback on the new process to guide future improvements to the online applications
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