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In the Town of Milton, accessory apartments are self-contained dwelling units created by converting part an existing dwelling. They can also be constructed as part of a new dwelling.
Accessory apartments are also sometimes referred to as secondary suites, secondary units, basement apartments and accessory dwellings.
Only one accessory apartment is permitted in a dwelling unit. All accessory apartments, new and existing, require a building permit and must comply with any applicable laws and standards. This includes, the Building Code, the Fire Code, property standards by-laws, and the Town of Milton Zoning By-law.
Zoning Requirements (By-law 016-2014)
|All accessory apartments must meet Comprehensive Zoning By-law 016-2014 requirements:
*Parking spaces must meet the minimum dimensions required by the Zoning By-law. Required parking spaces can be accommodated on a driveway, in a garage, or a combination thereof.
Rates and Fees
Changes to the Planning Act
|Various sections of the Planning Act have been amended to facilitate the creation of second units. For more information relating to these changes, visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for details on Secondary Units.|
All accessory apartments, new and existing, require a building permit.
Before proceeding with the construction of a new accessory apartment, please contact Zoning at 905-878-7252, ext. 2329 for clarification and to obtain a building permit.