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Development Permits

Both Residential, as well as Commercial & Industrial Developments can require permits.  Below are some of the permits you need when building or renovating your property.

Some of the options below require a Development Permit Application

Apartment & Townhouse
New Home Construction
Renovating & Expanding your home
Secondary Suite
Finishing your basement 
Garages & Sheds
* Sheds under 120 sq ft will not require a permit.
Decks
If your deck is 2' or higher from the ground or is covered in anyway, you require a development and builging permits.
Application Form
Decks below 2' in height do not need permits
*Deck permit fees are $50 as per the Fees and Charges Policy
Fences
In your side and rear yards, you can build a fence as tall as 1.8m (6.0ft)
In your front yard, you can build a fence as tall as 0.91m (3.0ft)
Fences can not be built on Town property.
Application Form
*Fence permit fees are $25 as per the Fees and Charges Policy
Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools
Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools require permits.  The types of permits required are:
Above ground swimming poolSafety Codes Permits
In-ground swimming poolDevelopment Permit and Safety codes Permits
Hot TubSafety Codes Permits
Application Form
*Swimming Pool permit fees are $50 as per the Fees and Charges Policy

All options below require a Development Permit Application

Development Permit for Signage
New Construction
Renovating & Expanding your Development
Change of Use, New Occupancy or Change of Intensity

Are you starting a new business?  Moving? Renovating? You are required to get permits to ensure that your project meets the regulations before starting any work.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Application Form
*Fees will vary depending on the type of construction, as per the Fees & Charges Policy 
Please contact the Development Officer  to confirm fees for your construction, 780-942-3519 ext 270.
Fences 
Fences in commercial and industrial districts may vary at the discretion of the Development Authority.  Please contact the Development Officer to discuss your fencing options.  780-942-3519 ext 270.
Application Form
*Fees for fences are $25, as per the Fees & Charges Policy 
Sidewalk Cafes

A sidewalk café allows a eating and drinking establishment to provide outdoor dining experiences for their patrons.  The sidewalk café season runs from May 1 to October 31.

A sidewalk café must meet the required guidelines of the Land Use Bylaw in order to assure the flow and safety of both patrons and citizens on public lands is maintained.

Application Form
*Fees for sidewalk cafes are $600, as per the Fees & Charges Policy