Temporary Buildings (Tents)

A Temporary Building means a building without any foundation below grade and includes soft-sided structures designed to serve as a temporary exterior storage shelter (Tent).

Temporary Structures - Tents

The City of Red Deer Land Use Bylaw No. 357/2006 applies to all buildings. A Temporary Building means a building without any foundation below grade and includes soft-sided structures designed to serve as a temporary exterior storage shelter (Tent).

A Safety Codes Act, Permit Regualtion states "a building includes a stage and a tent including an overhead structure used or intended to be used in conjunction with a stage or tent."

A Development Permit is required for any building with a floor area of more than 10 square meters, including a Temoprary Building (Tent).

A Building Permit is required for any building with a floor area of more than 10 square meters, including a Temporary Building (Tent). Compliance with the Alberta Building Code is required and a Building Safety Codes Officer will inspect each tent.

Applications must include:

  1. Verification of Flame Resistance for tent material which complies with CAN/ULC-S109.
  2. A Site Plan showing the stall number and location of a tent on the site which includes all dimensions.
  3. Details of anchorage/tie down systems.

A Building Permit Placard is provided with each permit and must be attached to the tent. Tents that do not comply with Alberta Building Code are not allowed on the site and will be removed.

Complete applications will be reviewed and Building Permits will be issued in a timely manner.

NOTE: Permits are required for temporary heat and electrical installations.

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.

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