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Message from the Chief Building Official

Message from the Chief Building Official
Welcome to the Building Division information page of the Planning and Building Department. Here you will find information regarding the issuance of Building permits, inspections, zoning requirements and sign permits. In the articles listed below you can find applicable guidelines, fees and charges, and application forms. We hope to be moving to a new automated process, known as e-Plans, within the near future to better serve our clients needs. e-Plans will enable clients to submit applications on-line and often eliminating the need to come into the Mississauga Civic Centre. More information will be posted on this site as we proceed towards this new initiative being implemented. In the interim, we encourage our clients to utilize our many other online services to access information regarding Building permit related issues and to visit our Planning and Building Customer Services Centre.
The Building Division administers the Building Code Act and Regulations which requires all City of Mississauga Building Division staff to be qualified and trained within their respective areas and disciplines of the code, to promote public safety, and code enforcement. This is accomplished through Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing examination/certification as well as years of practical experience in the field and is the cornerstone of our Division.
The Ontario Building Code outlines the need for accountability of building officials, the building profession as a whole and the obligation of the industry to build structures to the highest safety and environmental standards. The Building division takes its obligation to customer service and public safety very seriously. We remain active within the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) GTA Chapter in promoting continuing education and sharing of practical experience. Leo Cusumano, the Building Division’s Manager of Inspection Services is the 2012 OBOA president.
The Building Code Act requires us to charge for our services to ensure we are able to uphold the requirements therein. I am please to say that our fees are very competitive as compared with other municipalities of our size. Utilizing our in-house expertise and efficiencies, we provide excellent value to our customers. We issue approximately 3300-3400 permits annually with the vast majority of these being small buildings and residential.
As Chief Building Official I look forward to working with our valued clients to make your building experience a pleasant one regardless as to whether it is a home renovation for a resident or a major building project for our corporate clients.
Ezio Savini, P.Eng
Chief Building Official
Director, Building Division