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.

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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.

News & Notices

Updated Smoke Free Bylaw to prohibit...

August 20, 2018

Smoking, vaping and consuming cannabis in public will be prohibited if City Council approves an updated Smoke Free Bylaw that now includes regulations related to cannabis use. City Council heard first reading of the updated bylaw at City Council today.

Council considers a new Business Licence

August 20, 2018

All businesses operating in The City of Red Deer will require a business licence if City Council approves a new Business Licence Bylaw (3609/2018), which heard first reading at today’s City Council meeting.