Commercial Building

Please note that Building Permit Applications and Plans are not accepted at DPIE through the mail. Building Applications and Plans may be submitted in person at 9400 Peppercorn Place or through our electronic plan review process (ePlan).

Case Types
To assist with your Commercial Permits, please click on the following Case Types.
Commercial Exterior Case Types (CE, CEU, CEW, CEUW)
  • Work Description for CE: Awning; Canopy; Fence (non-use - i.e., replacement of previously existing fence); General Exterior Work; Reface (store front); and Roof (change in pitch or configuration); Exterior Generator/Pad; Concrete Pad; New or Replacement Antennas
Fence over 4 ft
  • Work Description for CEU: Canopy; Fence with Use (storage yard)
  • Work Description for CEUW: Fence with Use
  • Work Description for CEW: Above ground Tank; Roof Replacement; Awning Replacement; Pavilion
View more information on Commercial Exterior Case Types (CE, CEU, CEW, CEUW).

Commercial Exterior Grading Case Types (CG, CGUW, CGW)
  • Work Description for CG: Concrete Slab or Replacement (non-structural); Concrete Sidewalk; Concrete Steps; Gas Island; Handicap Ramp (concrete); Office Trailer; Parking Lots; Pedestrian Walkway; Shed; Telecommunication Tower (unmanned cabinet); Roof (change in pitch or configuration)
  • Work Description for CGUW: Mobile Homes (replacements)
  • Work Description for CGW: Concrete Slab or Replacement (non-structural); Concrete Sidewalk; Concrete Steps; Gas Island; Handicap Ramp (concrete); Light Poles
View more information on Commercial Exterior Grading Case Types (CG, CGUW, CGW).

Commercial Interior/Use Case Types (CI, CIW)
  • Work Description for CI: Additional Interior Space (with existing, valid Use and Occupancy); General Interior Work (with existing, valid Use and Occupancy); Indoor Pool; Interior Elevator; Racking/Rooftop Units
  • Work Description for CIW: General Interior Work (with existing, valid Use and Occupancy); Interior Demolition
View more information on Commercial Interior/Use Case Types (CI, CIW).

Tenant Fit-Out Case Types (CU, CUW)
  • Work Description for CU: Assisted Living/Congregate Living (6 or more residents); General Interior Work (tenant fit-out with a new use); Paint Spray Booth (existing building);
    Work Description for CUW: General Interior Work (tenant fit-out with a new use)
  • Work Description for CU: Not a Walk-thru
View more information on Tenant Fit-Out Case Types (CU, CUW).


CE - Commercial Exterior
CEU - Commercial Exterior with Use
CEW - Commercial Exterior Walk-thru
CEUW - Commercial Exterior with Use Walk-thru
CG - Commercial Grading
CGUW - Commercial Grading with Use Walk-thru
CGW - Commercial Grading Walk-thru
CI - Commercial Interior
CIW - Commercial Interior Walk-thru
CU - Commercial with Use
CUW - Commercial Interior Walk-thru with Use