Hot Tubs & Pools

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

  

Building Permits
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Who can apply?

A homeowner, contractor or anyone authorized to do so on behalf of the owner of the property can apply for a building permit for your hot tub or pool. 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 Miscellaneous 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. 

 

What else should I know?

It may take up to three weeks for an application to be processed. In addition to the documents listed in the Miscellaneous Application Requirement List (pdf) please submit:

  • site plan showing the proposed location of the hot tub or pool on the property including all distances to the property lines (side and rear). Hot tubs must be located a minimum of 0.9 metres (3 feet) from side and rear property lines.
  • dimensions of the hot tub or pool
  • if the hot tub is to be located on a deck, engineered structural plans of the deck are required
  • the type of hot tub or pool covering including the locking mechanism. If there is no locking mechanism on the cover, you must have all of the following:
    • a 6 foot high fence around the pool or hot tub
    • locked gate(s) that are the same height as the fence
    • gate(s) equipped with self closing device(s)

Swimming pools deeper than 2 feet require a building permit.

All construction must comply with Alberta Building Code. For safety code information, contact a Safety Codes Officer 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.

What inspections will I need?

You will need a final inspection upon completion.

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?

Only a licensed contractor can apply for an electrical permit for a hot tub. 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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What inspections will I need?

You will need a final inspection when the hot tub 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.