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Building/Construction Permits

Okotoks Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth Street
Ph: (403) 938-8916
Fax: (403) 938-7387
 
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
 
Safety Codes
Building Inspection is a statutory requirement for all building activity in Alberta under the regulations contained within the Safety Codes Act. Safety Codes Officers must be provincially accredited. New homes require the following inspections:
 
Service Connection: (sanitary, storm & water)
The service connection to the dwelling is to be inspected by Epcor Water Services. When the footings are formed in place and services connected (PRIOR to backfill) - Please call for an inspection at 938-1230.

Building Foundation:
Foundation placed, dampproofed, weeping tile c/w granular cover installed. Ensure all electrical conduit is installed (PRIOR to backfill) – Please call for an inspection at 938-8914 .

Building Framing:
Exterior walls and roof sheathed, interior partitions and stairways framed in place, plumbing, heating, and electrical roughed in, fireplace installed. (PRIOR to insulation) - Please call for an inspection at 938-8914.
Hydronic Heating
Upon completion of installation (prior to covering).
Insulation/Vapour Barrier
Upon completion of installation (prior to covering).
Plumbing roughin; Electrical roughin; Natural Gas roughin:
Please call Davis Inspection Services Ltd. at 275-3338.
 
Water Meter and External Reader:
Once the water meter and external reader is installed, call for inspection. Do no turn water on - only authorized personnel may turn the water on. Breach of this provision will result in additional charges and penalties being imposed. Please call Epcor Water Services for an inspection at 938-1230. WATER METERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE INSTALLED – TOWN OF OKOTOKS BYLAW 22-90 SECTION 14A
 
Building Final
Building is 100% completed, (PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY). Please call for an inspection at 938-8914

The Town of Okotoks is accredited in Building, Plumbing, Gas, and Electrical inspections, a convenient "one stop shopping" for all construction related permits.
 
Lot Grading Bylaw
As of September 1, 2012, the amended Lot Grading Bylaw (15-12) will be in effect for the town of Okotoks.  Bylaw 15-12 will ensure all new residential buildings construction in Okotoks have a properly graded lot with buildings in accordance with the approved plans.

For more details, please click on the Lot Grading Bylaw Homeowner brochure below.
Lot Grading Bylaw Homeowner Info brochure 2012 (222 KB)

For frequently asked questions, please click the FAQ below.
Lot Grading Bylaw FAQ 2012 (36 KB)

To view the full bylaw, please click the link below.
Amended Lot Grading Bylaw 15-12 July 2012 (7 MB)

Safety Codes Permits  (downloads in pdf format):

Application Forms & Fee Schedules available here