Where do I apply for a building permit? You may apply for a building permit at the Inspections & Licensing Department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).What do I need to apply for a residential building permit?1. Two site plans (metric) 2. Heat-loss calculation/Letter of Commitment 3. Soils investigation letter of commitment from a Geotechnical Engineer if the lot was purchased from The City4. Two full sets of building plans to scale that describe the following:
What do I need to apply for a commercial/industrial building permit?Two sets of full working drawings that comply with the intent of the Alberta Building Code. Plans must be sealed or stamped by a registered Architect or Engineer. Schedules must be provided for these projects in accordance with the Alberta Building Code.How long does this process take?Small residential projects such as houses may receive a building permit in three to four weeks, but may vary based on the workload and number of permits applied for. Commercial projects, depending on the complexity of the proposed development, may take two to five weeks. Do I need an Occupancy Permit?Effective October 1, 2009: Occupancy permits will be required for residential construction projects, excluding basement developments in existing residences, decks and detached garages.The occupancy application will be required at the building permit application stage for projects requiring an occupancy permit. Occupancy permits will only be issued when all required inspections are completed and safety concerns are corrected to the satisfaction of the applicable Safety Codes Officer (SCO). Occupancy Permit BrochureHow much is a building permit and an occupancy permit?Please refer to Permit Fees.