Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licencing, and construction & inspection services.
Includes windows and exterior doors
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If adding separate living quarters inside a home see Secondary Suites
For renovations that add floor area (square footage) to a home see Additions
For solar panels or geothermal systems see Renewable Energy Systems
Floor plans of proposed work are required for all interior renovations, as well as for exterior renovations where windows and doors are being added, removed or changed.
Floor plans are not required for exterior renovations where windows and doors are not changing.
Floor plans of the existing room layout are also needed where walls are being added, removed or changed.
Homes built with permits applied for up to October 31, 2016 are not required to meet Alberta Building Code Section 9.36, however all proposed construction materials and mechanical components must perform at least as well as existing construction.
For projects involving adding or altering the size or location of windows or exterior doors, also see the Exterior Renovations Requirements section below.
Homeowners and/or contractors are responsible for ensuring that designs and construction meet codes. The following items often overlooked:
If adding separate living quarters, see Secondary Suites.
Exterior renovations are any changes to the exterior of a home including:
Projects involving exterior renovations require a site plan and elevation drawings.
If your property is located in the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay and your project includes adding or changing a window in a side yard, a window location plan is required.
The window location plan must show locations and measurements of existing and proposed windows for your property and your adjacent neighbour’s property.
Most projects require a development permit and a building permit. City staff will determine which permits and fees apply.
Starting work without permit(s) is subject to penalties.
Each application is unique. Typical applications involve the following fees:
|Fixed Price Application Fees|
|Permit Type||Permit Fee||Safety Codes Fee||Total|
|Heating, Cooling or Ventilation (HVAC) Permit||$112||$4.50||$116.50|
|Building Permit Fee|
|Construction Value||Building Permit Fee||Safety Code Fee||Total|
|$0 - $5,000||$112||$4.50||$116.50|
|$5,001 - $10,000||$160||$6.40||$166.40|
|$10,001 - $25,000||$276||$11.04||$287.04|
|$25,001 - $50,000||$513||$20.52||$523.52|
|$50,001 - $100,000||$994||$39.76||$1,033.76|
|Electrical Permit Fee|
|Construction Value||Electrical Permit Fee||Safety Code Fee||Total|
|$0 - $24,000||$149||$5.84||$151.84|
|$24,001 - $80,000||$150.60 - $341(1)||$6.02 - $13.64(3)||$156.62 - $354.64|
|$80,001 - $400,000||$336.80 - $580(2)||$13.47 - $23.20(3)||$350.27 - $603.20|
(1) Calculated as $69 + 0.00340*(Construction Value)
(2) Calculated as $276 + 0.00076*(Construction Value)
(3) Calculated as 4% of the permit fee with a minimum of $4.50 and maximum of $560
Construction Value: total cost of materials and services.
Construction Value does not include: landscaping, parking lots, sidewalks, furnishings, appliances, interior window coverings, temporary service connections, insurance or bonding, interim financing, permit fees, professional consulting fees, GST.
Application processing times vary. During peak season (March-August) typical applications are processed within 3-4 weeks. Complex applications may require additional processing time.
Changes to your submitted application may be subject to additional fees. To make changes while your application is in progress Contact Us.
To make changes after your permit has been issued contact the development authority identified on your development permit.
Inspections may be required at various stages of your project. Review your building permit conditions to understand when to request inspections.
Online Applications: Request your inspection(s) online.
In Person Applications: Call 311 to request your inspection(s).
To learn more visit Safety Codes Inspection Services.