Commercial/Industrial Permits & Applications

Information on the permits and inspections you need to construct or renovate a commercial or industrial building in Red Deer.

These Safety Tips brochures will help you understand when you need a permit. Whether you're building a deck or a swimming pool, help do your part in keeping Alberta safe by checking out the information in these brochures.

Business Licensing may be required. Visit our Licences section for more details.

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Renovations or Alterations

You will need several permits for interior/exterior renovations or alterations, tenant improvements, change of use or occupancy to a commercial or industrial building.

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Electrical Permits

A permit is required for any electrical work being done in a commercial/industrial building.

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Heating Permits

You will need a heating permit (HVAC) if you are installing a furnace, HRV, air conditioning, roof top unit or hydronic heating.

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Plumbing Permits

If plumbing exists and you are replacing or attaching fixtures, a plumbing permit is not required. For any alterations or new plumbing, a permit is required.

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Gas Permits

You will require a gas permit to do any gas fitting work in a commercial or industrial building.

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Service Connection Permits

A service connection permit regulates the installation of service connection pipes from the municipal system to the property line as well as the installation of water meters.

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Private Sewage Permits

You'll need a private sewage disposal system permit if you plan to have a private sewer. Learn more...

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Mobile Cooking Operations

A Mobile Cooking Operation (MCO) permit is required when a business is operating from a mobile business unit, such as a food truck.

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Solar Permits

Planning to install a photovoltaic solar system? Find out what permits and inspections you need.

News & Notices

Notify Red Deer system test this...

December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.

Toys for Tickets wraps up more than...

December 7, 2018

Nearly 220 toys were collected through the annual Toys for Tickets program this year and delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.