Residential Permits and Applications

Find information about the permits and inspections you will need to build a new home or modify an existing home in Red Deer.

New Builds & Additions

Find information about the permits and inspections to build a new home or add on to your existing home in Red Deer.

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Decks

Find out if your deck plans will require you to have a permit and inspections.

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Fences

Good news! You don’t need a permit to build a fence but we do have some guidelines that you’ll need to follow.

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Secondary Suites

Secondary suites are allowed on a discretionary basis in Red Deer. You’ll need a development permit for the use of a secondary suite in a new or existing home.

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Hot Tubs & Pools

You’ll need a building permit and an electrical permit to place a hot tub on your property. Find out more...

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Mobile homes

Learn about permits that you need to place a new mobile home or relocate an existing mobile on a lot within the City of Red Deer.

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Electrical

If electrical wiring exists and you are replacing existing fixtures an electrical permit is not required. For any alterations or new wiring, a permit is required.

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Heating

You will need a heating permit for the installation of any HVAC or hydronic heating system.

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Plumbing

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

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Gas

You will need a gas permit for any gasfitting work.

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Fireplace Installation

You will require a fireplace installation permit for the installation of any gas or solid fuel burning fireplace.

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Service Connection

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

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

News & Notices

Books on the Bus aims to score books...

November 20, 2017

Red Deerians are asked to bring new and gently used books to the Red Deer Rebels game this Friday night, November 24, at the Enmax Centrium for Books on the Bus.