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 MyCity account for payment.
- Development Permit - Commercial / Industrial (pdf)
- Development Permit - Change of Use (pdf)
- Letter of Authorization (pdf)
- Letter of Intent (pdf)
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 21 days.