PERMIT INFORMATION - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
A Development Permit essentially regulates how a property is used or improved. Consideration has to be given to neighbors, zoning and existing construction to maintain harmony in various communities.
A development permit approves the location, size and use of a building. Development permits and approvals need to be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes to how a building is being used.
A development permit may also be subject to conditions, such as utility rights of way, restrictive covenants, proximity to roads and highways. For more information contact the Planning and Development Department of your local Municipality.
Building permits regulate how a building or other structure is built. The intent of The Alberta Building Code is to ensure the health and safety of the occupants of a building or construction. This Code establishes minimum requirements to be met in the Province of Alberta.
Most construction projects; including some renovations, require permits under the Alberta Safety Codes Act. Depending on the Municipality you live in; The Inspections Group Inc. may provide some or all permit services for your area.
Some minor types of renovations (e.g. replacing doors or windows in the same size frames, re-shingling roofs, etc.) may not require permits. Buildings under 10 sq. m. (107 sq. ft.) do not require a permit. In some municipalities decks less than 24 inches in elevation from finished grade do not require a permit to build. If you are not sure if you need a permit for your project, call your local Municipality or The Inspections Group Inc. today.
Please refer to the Permit and Compliance Guide for additional information required for each project; like building a garage, deck, single family dwelling, accessory building & more.
The New Home Buyer Protection Act came into effect February 1, 2014. Building Permits will only be issued for homes with appropriate warranty coverage. For more information, visit www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/NHBP
HOW LONG ARE PERMITS VALID?
Part 4; Land Use Bylaw 2011/05 - Development Permit:
Subsection 4.5.5 - Expiry of Permit
1. A development permit shall expire and shall no longer be valid after six months from the date of approval of the permit, if no construction has been initiated. Construction includes, but is not limited to, site surface preparation or excavation. Furthermore:
a. work such as engineering studies, geotechnical investigations, site surveys, soils analysis, environmental assessment and the like shall not be considered as construction in the context of this Subsection; and
b. in the case of a change of use within an existing structure, where no significant construction or reconstruction is necessary, the applicant shall have the new Use in operation within eighteen months of the approval of the development permit.
2. Notwithstanding clause (1) above, if a building permit is issued for the development within the six month period, the development permit issued therefore shall not lapse unless and until the building permit so issued is cancelled or allowed to lapse by virtue of work not having commenced within the statutory minimum period.
3. Where a development permit is issued for a site where any other development permit has been approved, all previous permits shall be invalid if the physical aspects of the development conflict, or both could not occur simultaneously upon the site, in conformity with the regulations of this Bylaw.
4. Notwithstanding Subsection 4.5.5 time shall not run during an appeal of the development permit to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and any consequent court proceedings until:
a. the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board has issued a written decision of its approval of the development permit and there is no appeal from this decision of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board; or
b. the Alberta Court of Appeal denies leave to appeal and any appeal from that denial has been fully determined; or
c. the Alberta Court of Appeal has granted leave to appeal, heard the appeal on the merits, made its decision, and any appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from that determination by the Alberta Court of Appeal has been finally determined.
The Permit Holder hereby certifies that this installation will be completed in accordance with the Alberta Safety Codes Act & Regulations and shall commence construction within 90 days of permit issuance. This permit expires after one year without an extension request.
Electrical Permits, Gas Permits, Plumbing Permits & PSDS Permits
The Permit Holder hereby certifies that this installation will be completed in accordance with the Alberta Safety Codes Act & Regulations and shall commence within 90 days of permit issuance. This permit expires after 90 days without an extension request.
To view the Town of Millet Permit Fee Schedule Policy 57 click here