We are using Cloudpermit to allow you to submit Building, Development, Demolition and Plumbing applications online.

During this initial launch phase, we will still be taking physical applications, but we encourage trying our online portal. This will speed up the application process and will be more transparent.

The Cloudpermit building permit system allows you to apply for and to see the status of your applications. You can start an application and finish it later, and receive email updates on the status of your permit application. You can request building inspections with inspection results sent to your email!

Sign up and start your permit application today!

How to submit an application

Any Planning applications, Fire Inspection requests or Zoning Memos will require requests/applications to continue to be emailed, mailed or faxed in. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.


To Create an Account

To get started with Cloudpermit, you need to Create an Account.
Note: you will need an email address to use the system.

  1. Go to the Cloudpermit site
  2. Click on “CREATE  NOW” found under the Register for an account column.
  3. Provide your email address.
  4. Cloudpermit will send an email to the address you have provided.
  5. Open the email and complete the registration process.
    Note: this email is only valid for 24 hours.

The next time you visit the site, you’ll login using your email and password.

To Start a New Application

Login to Cloudpermit.

  1. Click the “Apply for a Permit” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Create a New Project, and give it a name. Some combination of your address and the project type might
    be a good way to keep track if you’ll be applying for multiple permits (for example - 123 Park Avenue - Basement Development). Then select NEXT
  3. Provide the Location where the work will be taking place. Ensure to change to the applicable municipality (drop-down menu). You can then type in your address, street or roll number, OR you can find your property on the map. Once you have the correct location (it appears under the map), select NEXT
  4. Select the Application Type and Category appropriate for your project. Most of the categories are self-explanatory, but note that you would select “accessory structures” for smaller structures like sheds and detached garages. Then select NEXT
  5. At this point, you’ll see a Summary. Check if the information is accurate. If you need to make changes, use the “Back” button. If everything is correct, select CREATE APPLICATION

Simple Online Application Experience

Cloudpermit keeps the data stored in the Cloud. It makes files accessible to the staff, municipality, builders, contractors, applicants, and homeowners – anytime and anywhere.

Accessible with any device, browser, and operating system

Account-based system allows builders to manage and track multiple permits

Eliminate travel to the office with remote access

Information is automatically saved in real time


Online Communication Tool

Traditionally, you communicate with Mid-West Planning District via email, phone, or by visiting the office. Then you reach the builders, contractors, designers, and others involved in their permit over email or phone. Now, you can communicate with everyone online and invite others to join conversations with Cloudpermit.

Collaborative communication that is always available in the right context in one place

Time-stamped messages

Easy-to-follow conversation threads for improved transparency

Send direct messages to address the questions and requests to the correct individual in the application

Track and Monitor Permit Status Online

Cloudpermit empowers you to know what is going on with your permit, easily and quickly, with automatic emails right to your inbox.

Stay up to date on permit status

Request inspections and stay up to date on inspection status

Get notified when any action or information is required from you

Get notifications on new comments in the discussions

Get notifications on expiring permits and required payments


Interactive Maps

Easy to select permit location with property borders by clicking on the map

Receive detailed property information for your application

Use address and roll numbers searches to find the correct location

Simplified Permit Applications

Receive exact requirements for each type of permit application

Manage all required information, drawings, insurance documents and other attachments in one workspace

Required data fields ensure that only complete permit applications are submitted


Online Fees

Get notifications for each new due payment

See a detailed list of your permit fees

Receive a payment receipt via email