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Secondary Suites

New funding available

The City’s Cornerstones Grant Program for Secondary Suites has been renewed. Please check the Secondary Suite Grants page for details and application forms.

Secondary suites and housing

Municipalities across Canada are recognizing secondary suites as a viable source of rental housing. They can also provide extra revenue or mortgage support for families looking to buy a home.

The City of Edmonton encourages the development of secondary suites to increase safe affordable housing options as part of the objectives outlined in The Way We Grow and The Way We Live, as well as Cornerstones: Edmonton’s Plan for Affordable Housing, 2006-2011, which was endorsed by Council in 2005.

To apply for a Secondary Suite, you must obtain a building permit and a development permit.

Secondary Suites FAQ

Secondary Suites Cornerstones Grant Program

For More Information

Current Planning Service Centre

Sustainable Development
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 3P4

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm



Fax 780-496-6054

Fire Code Inquiries (Secondary Suites)

Fire Prevention, Fire Rescue Services

Title Fire Prevention Coordinator


Sanitary Sewer Trunk Charge (applies to Secondary, Garage and Garden Suites)

Title Contact 311

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Building and Fire Codes-Provincial Standards

Title Municipal Affairs and Housing