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Property Information Requests

In keeping with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), members of the public can have access to any documents retained by the Building Division that are not covered by the exemptions to the legislation.

Information can be officially requested through the channels identified below but basic information is also available through our online property inquiry system.

Please note: The City of London does not have land survey plans for sale or distribution. Any plans the City may have on hand are for staff use only. Visit our Geomatics page for additional information related to surveys.

Some common requests are listed below, please see the documents to the right for more requests, fees, and information.

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Request Details Cost
Simple information request

The most common request made under this category is for construction plans. 

Please note that if the requester is not the owner of the property, a letter of authorization is required from the owner that includes the owner's contact information.

Furthermore, if the owner is a corporation, a copy of the articles is required as well as a letter of authorization signed by a listed director.


$95.00 per address and permit


$15.00 each additional address and permit

Standard work order letter Provides details on active building permits, violations, work orders and the zoning designation that may apply to a property $90
Expedited standard work order letter 1 day turnaround $120
Compliance to Swimming Pool Fence By-law With field inspection $225
Survey plan check Confirmation that a survey plan is in compliance with the Zoning By-law; 1 legible copy, preferably 11x17 or less $60
Zoning compliance letter

Request to confirm if a specific use is permitted at specific address

Building permit search letter A formal letter that provides the status and description of building permits $60
Special research request Complex or more detailed information request.
Contact staff to confirm category type.

Required information in letter format:

  • Municipal address
  • Name of applicant
  • Full address of applicant
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Email address

The applicable fee must be submitted with your requests. Faxed requests and copies of cheque sent in mail will not be accepted. Cheques should be made payable to City of London.


Courier Address Mailing Address

Attn: 7th floor, Building Division

300 Dufferin Ave

Room 706

London, ON N6B 1Z2

Attn: 7th floor, Building Division

PO Box 5035

Room 706

London, ON N6A 4L9

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