Final Grade approval for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional & Multi-Family properties must be completed within 18 months of the building permit being issued for the premises.
The following steps are required to obtain Final Grade Approval:
- The developer, builder, contractor, or owner submits the certified As-built Plan (Lot Grading Certificate) to City of Edmonton Development Services.
- A lot grading inspector will conduct a site inspection to verify that the lot is graded in accordance with the approved Lot Grading Plan and the Lot Grading Guidelines. This is usually done within 5 working days from processing of the certificate, depending on workload and weather conditions.
- A Lot Grading Inspection Report will be sent to the developer, builder, contractor, or owner indicating whether the lot grading has Passed (approved) or Failed (deficiencies exist) the inspection.
- The developer, contractor, builder, or owner must correct any deficiencies within 60 days (unless otherwise noted) and call 311 to arrange for a re-inspection (applicable fees apply). The applicant will receive an approval report and the Lot Grading Certificate when Final Grade is approved.
Note: Final Grade Approval will not be given until City of Edmonton, Development Services receives the original As-Built Plan and determines that all fees have been paid.