Permit Information

PERMIT INFORMATION - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS

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

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

Building Permits

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.