• Basement Renovation

Basement/Lower Level Development

Thinking of developing or renovating your basement?  Your first step is to apply for a Building permit. If you are planning on developing a secondary suite, please contact Planning Services at 403-995-2760 or planning@okotoks.ca to determine whether your house is zoned for a secondary suite.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Basement/Lower Level Guidelines.

Step One: Application

Submit your application with the following and ensure that it is clear, legible and accurate. 

  1. The Interior Accessory Application Form (payment is included in form)
  2. A Floor Plan showing the following:
    • Proposed and existing room(s) layout
    • Designation of the use and dimension of the proposed rooms
    • Total square footage being developed
    • Window and door sizes, location of smoke alarms (Note: if enlarging windows or adding new windows, a site plan and elevation plan is required)
    • Details of any structural changes being proposed
    • List of contractors (if not homeowner)

You will receive an email once your permit is approved.  If you have not received any information after 2 weeks contact safetycodes@okotoks.ca

An inspection will be required once the framing and electrical rough-in, plumbing and gas rough-ins are complete, prior to insulation or drywall being hung.  Complete the Request for Inspection (insert link) form for each inspection.

Disclaimer:  This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect.  The Town of Okotoks accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information.  Web pages are updated periodically.

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