New Construction- Residential

Many different aspects of development when it comes to new construction will require permits. The following categories provide information for proper submissions and applications.

Permits ensure that your new home is safe and meets the Land Use Bylaw.  

As part of your submission you will require:
Application formsPlot plan
Architectural drawings including:
floor plans, elevations and cross sections
Engineered drawings including:
floor & roof layouts, foundation details, pile designs
Certificate of title (current)PDF files of all documents
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.


Accessory buildings of any size must be placed in locations that meet the Land Use Bylaw setbacks. In all cases, you can place your building as close as 1.2m from your rear and side property lines. On any property, the building must also be no closer than 2.0m from the dwelling.  Furthermore, buildings shall not be placed over easements or utility rights of way.

As part of your submission you will require:
Application formsPlot plan
Architectural drawings including:
floor plans, elevations and cross sections
Engineered drawings including:
floor & roof layouts, foundation details, pile designs
Certificate of title (current)PDF files of all documents
Fees for a garage are $50, as per the Fees & Charges Policy.

Accessory buildings of any size must be placed in locations that meet the Land Use Bylaw setbacks. In all cases, you can place your building as close as 1.2m from your rear and side property lines. On any property, the building must also be no closer than 2.0m from the dwelling.  Furthermore, buildings shall not be placed over easements or utility rights of way.

As part of your submission you will require:
Application formsSite Plan
Certificate of title (current)Elevations and dimensions
Fees for a shed are $50, as per the Fees & Charges Policy.


Did you know that some types of home renovations require permits?  We can help you get the right permits in place for your renovations and ensure the work is safe and meets the Land Use Bylaw.

The table below can help you determine what permits are required:

Renovation Type  Permit(s) required
AdditionDevelopment permit, Safety codes permit
Interior renovation where walls are added or removedSafety codes permit
Interior renovation where upper cabinets are installedSafety codes permit
Interior renovation (cosmetic – new paint, flooring, etc)No permits required
Kitchen renovationSafety codes permit

                   

Addition

As part of your application for a Development Permit you will need to submit:
Application formsElevation drawings
Floor plans showing walls, room sizes, room descriptions, window sizes and locations, doorwaysSite plan showing new addition (for addition projects only)
Certificate of title (current)
Fees for renovations are $50 and for additions $100, as per the Fees & Charges Policy.


Secondary Suite

Adding a secondary suite to your home can help with housing costs and adds affordable housing options to your neighbourhood.  We can help you get the right permits in place for your secondary suite and ensure it is safe and meets the Land Use Bylaw.

Can I put a secondary suite in my home?

If you own your home and if it is not zoned R-6 or R-MHS.  You will also have to provide additional parking and other requirements under the Land Use Bylaw and the Alberta Building Code.

Call the Development Officer at 780-942-3519 ext 270 and we can help determine if a secondary suite is an option for your property.

What permits are required?

All secondary suites require a Development Permit and Safety Codes Permits.

As part of your application you will need to submit:
Application formsSite plan showing the additional parking for the suite
Certificate of title (current)
Floor plans showing walls, room sizes, room descriptions, window sizes and locations, doorways
Fees a secondary suite are $100, as per the Fees & Charges Policy.