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Example of a derelict building. 

A derelict building is a vacant building that is in a state of disrepair. The City’s Derelict Buildings Team is responsible for working with property owners to remedy the situation so that the structure meets the guidelines outlined in the Safety Codes Act and the Alberta Building Code. In extreme cases the building(s) may be ordered demolished.

Cultivating Good Repair

The City's goal is to have all buildings and structures in good repair. A building in good repair is free from:

  • General damage
  • Rot
  • Deterioration
  • Inappropriate entry of air, moisture, or water

Maintaining Your Home and Other Structures

Some examples of items to check in maintaining your building(s) include:

  • Foundation and walls
  • Exterior walls
  • Roof
  • Windows including casings
  • Doors including frames
  • Exterior stairs
  • Landings
  • Porches, balconies, and decks
  • Protective or decorative finishes of exterior surfaces such as stucco, paint, and siding

Questionable Activities

If you suspect a property is being used as a grow-op or for drug activity, prostitution or any criminal related activity, please contact Edmonton Police Services.

For More Information

Derelict Buildings Team

Sustainable Development Customer Service Center

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-6054

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