Building Department

Welcome to the City of Hamilton Building Department page. We hope that you'll find our website to be informative and easy to use. Please be sure to check this site regularly for news and updates. If you do not find the answer to all of your questions on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Plan Review Process - a One-Stop Shop

In Hamilton, our goal is to make the permit process as simple and hassle-free as possible to allow our businesses and residents achieve their goals. Hamilton’s Building Department provides one-stop shopping for all of our customers. Before starting your design or even signing a lease, we highly recommend that you contact us to discuss your intentions. If necessary, a meeting prior to submitting the application can also be coordinated with the individuals from each City department that will be reviewing your plans, in order to discuss your project and review any conceptual sketches. For information on obtaining permits and the plan review process, visit the Obtain a Permit page. If you are a current or future business owner, view a simple diagram of the permit process online (PDF).

Contacting the Department

When you call the Building Department during our normal business hours, you will be greeted by a live person unless all of our staff is already on the line or assisting a customer in our office. If this is the case, you will have the option to wait on the line or leave a message with your contact information, so we can call you back as soon as we are available.

Remember, you can also submit an online request, available 24 hours a day.