The Town has the Land Use Bylaw which is established by Council and establishes districts and uses that are permitted or discretionary. It also puts limits or minimum requirements for many items such as building height, setbacks and percentage of lot coverage.
A development permit compares what is proposes to the Land Use Bylaw to determine if the development should be able to proceed.
A development permit may also be subject to conditions, such as utility rights of way, restrictive covenants, proximity to roads and highways.
To apply for a development permit click below.
Development Permit Application
Registered Owner Authorization for Development Application
Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas and Private Sewage permits
All permits, other than development permits, are processed through The Inspections Group Inc.
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. If you are not sure if you need a permit for your project, call your local Municipality or The Inspections Group Inc. today.