Renovations and 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.

  

Development Permits
The first step of any project is to obtain development approval

A development permit is required for interior renovations or alterations if there is a change in use, intensity, height or floor area.

Who can apply?

An owner, developer, contractor or anyone authorized to do so on behalf of the owner of the property can apply. If you are not the owner of the property, you will need a Letter of Authorization (pdf)   

How do I apply?

Fill out and submit your Development Permit - Commercial / Industrial (pdf) application and the required documents (listed on page 2 of the development application) by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

When your application has been received, you will get an email directing you to your account for payment.

Required Forms

What else should I know?

Development approval can take up to eight weeks to process. You may submit your building permit application at the same time as your development permit application. 

If your application is denied, you may appeal the decision or its conditions to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days.

Building Permits
Learn more about building permits and apply

Who can apply?

An owner, developer, contractor or anyone authorized to do so on behalf of the owner of the property can apply. If you are not the owner of the property you will need to submit a Letter of Authorization (pdf) .

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit by filling out a paper application and submitting your application and the required documents listed on the Commercial Application Requirement List (pdf) in person by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Required Forms

What else should I know?

It may take four to six weeks for an application to be processed. Licensed gas, plumbing, electrical, heating and service connection contractors must apply for their permits before your building permit can be issued. Once all applicable permits have passed final inspections, you will receive a Completion Report. The Completion Report allows the building to be occupied and is required to stay with the property.

What inspections will I need?

The inspections required are specific to each project. A list of required inspections will be printed on your building permit. Any deficiencies identified during the inspection will need to be corrected. Re-inspections or a verification of compliance (written completion notification) may be required. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply. 

How do I schedule an inspection?

Electrical Permits
Learn more about electrical permits and apply

Who can apply?

A licensed electrical contractor can apply for an electrical permit for a commercial or industrial building. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca.

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Please note: electrical permits for solar installations must be applied for in person at Inspections and Licensing. Additional documentation and a Safety Codes Officer review will be required.

What inspections will I need?

You will need at least two Safety Code inspections during the course of your electrical installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  2. A final inspection when all fixtures and covers are installed and all wiring is complete.

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Heating Permits
Learn more about heating permits and apply

Who can apply?

Only a licensed heating contractor can apply for a heating permit for the installation of any HVAC or hydronic heating system.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca.

graphic design for MyPermits
 

What inspections will I need?

You will need at least two Safety Code inspections during the course of your heating installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  2. A final inspection when all equipment and controls are installed and operational

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Gas Permits
Learn more about gas permits and apply

Who can apply?

Only a licensed gas fitter can apply for a gas permit. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca.

graphic design for MyPermits
 

What inspections will I need?

You will need at least two Safety Code inspections during the course of your gas installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work with the appropriate tests established
  2. A final inspection upon completion

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Plumbing Permits
Learn more about plumbing permits and apply

Who can apply?

Only a licensed plumbing contractor can apply for a plumbing permit for commercial or industrial building. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca.

graphic design for MyPermits
 

What inspections will I need?

You will need at least two Safety Code inspections during the course of your plumbing installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before concealing any work
  2. A final inspection when all fixtures are installed

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Fireplace Installation
Learn more about fireplace installation and apply

Who can apply?

A licensed contractor can apply for a fireplace installation permit for commercial or industrial buildings. Contact Licensing at 403-342-8182, licensing@reddeer.ca or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for business license information.

How do I apply?

You can apply for your fireplace installation permit online using MyPermits or fill out a paper application and submit it in person on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email it to inspections@reddeer.ca.

See the Gas Permits section for more information on applying for a gas fitting permit to connect a gas fireplace to the natural gas source.

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What inspections will I need?

For a gas fireplace you will need one Safety Code inspection during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A final inspection prior to concealing; framing and venting must be installed

For a solid fuel fireplace you will need two Safety Code inspections during the course of your fireplace installation:

  1. A rough-in inspection before prior to concealing
  2. A final inspection when installation is complete

You will be required to correct all deficiencies. Re-inspection fees or other penalties may apply.

How do I schedule an inspection?

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.