Residential Accessory Building Permits

Residential Building Permits
Residential Building Permits

A building permit is formal permission from the Town to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation of a property.  It is an integral part of the process to ensure work is done safely.  The Safety Codes Officer reviews the building plans for compliance with the Alberta Building Code, Fire Code and Safety Codes Act as well as the Land Use Bylaw. Some important things to be aware of:

  • It could take up to 10 business days to get a residential permit approved.  
  • Building permits do expire.  Active work must be started within 90 days from the date of issue and if work is suspended or abandoned for 120 days, a new permit must be obtained. 
  • Residential permits are valid for 365 days at which time the work must be completed or an application for an extension must be submitted.
Is a building permit required?

Considering making some changes to your home?  Please review the following information to determine if you will require a building permit for your construction project. Note that not all proposed developments require a building permit (e.g. small decks).  Refer to section 1.2.1 of the Land Use Bylaw for details. 

Residential Interior (e.g. basement, secondary suite) Permits

If you are considering renovating or making some alterations to your home, you may need an Interior Accessory Application.

Basement/Lower Level Development

Secondary Suite Development

If you are unable to find an applicable permit, please keep in mind that the list of building permits above is not all-inclusive (e.g. install/replace a furnance).  To find out is a permit is required please Contact Safety Codes at: 403-995-6304.

Residential Exterior (e.g. deck, detached garage) Permits

When you are building a deck, detached garage, accessory structure, garden shed etc. to an existing home, you may need an Exterior Accessory Application.

Decks

Detached Garages

Garden Sheds, Gazebos and Accessory Structures

If you are unable to find an applicable permit, please keep in mind that the list of building permits above is not all-inclusive (e.g install/replace an air conditioner).  To find out is a permit is required please Contact Safety Codes at: 403-995-6304.

Proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendments to Secondary/Accessory Suites

For information about proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw about secondary/accessory suites, please click the button below.

SECONDARY/ACCESSORY SUITES LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENTS