Basement Entrance Permits

You need a permit to add a basement entrance to an existing house in the Town of Stouffville.

Apply for a permit

To apply for a permit to build a basement entrance, please submit the following forms and plans to the Building Services counter located in our Municipal Offices at 111 Sandiford Dr.


You need to include the following plans in your application package:

  • A site plan identifying the location of the existing building and the location of the proposed basement entrance, including all setback dimensions to property lines for basement walkout walls and stairs
  • A floor plan of the existing basement and proposed basement entrance
  • Details of footings, including footing size, spacing, depth, proposed underpinning sections, and frost protection details for a basement walkout
  • Sizes and locations of all columns
  • Sizes, locations, and spans of all beams
  • Stair construction details, including height and depth of stair treads and headroom above stairs, where applicable
  • Guard construction details, including information about openings and climbability, and the location of the grade with respect to stairways, landings, and edges of the proposed platform
  • Cross sections
  • Construction details and construction notes

Permit cost

$1.73 per square foot
  • Note: a minimum permit fee of $212 applies

We accept cash, cheque or debit for fee payments.

Building and Planning Counter
111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville ON
(905) 640-1900

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