A Secondary Suite, also known as a basement suite, is a private, self-contained unit within a dwelling.
A secondary suite has its own bathroom, kitchen, living and sleeping areas but it can share a number of features with the rest of the house.
Shared facilities may include a yard, parking area, laundry and storage space and sometimes a hallway.
Fire Prevention Secondary Suite Application Process
You will need to schedule an inspection to ensure compliance with the Alberta Fire Code. Call Fire Prevention at 780-496-3628 or Housing Services at 780-442-6284 for more information.
Fire Safety Standards
Changes to the Secondary Suite Fire Code
New fire code standards for secondary suites took effect December 31, 2008. Secondary suites will need to comply with the new code requirements.