The next step is to apply for your building permit. A building permit allows you to construct a new home, a semi-detached dwelling (duplex) or multi-attached (four units or less) on a lot within the City of Red Deer. For multi-attached units (five or greater) and apartments, see Commercial Building Permits.
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 Residential 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.
*NOTE – the detailed calculations for 9.36 are not required with your application but must be available for future reference.
What else should I know?
It may take up to three weeks for an application to be processed so it is recommended that you have your contractors apply for their service connection, gas, plumbing, electrical and heating permits while you wait. Once a permit has been reviewed and approved by a Safety Codes Officer it will only be released when all applicable sub trade permits are in place. Once your building permit and all subsidiary permits have been inspected and closed, you will receive a Completion Report. The Completion Report allows the dwelling to be occupied and must remain with the property if it is transferred or sold.
You will need to submit an approved Alberta New Home Warranty Certificate or Exemption; and a Builder License or Owner Authorization with or without warranty. For more information visit Provincial Builder licensing website or phone 1-866-421-6929.
Energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings must be indicated by completing a 9.36 Project Summary Performance Compliance Calculation Report (pdf)
What inspections will I need?
You will need an inspection at the following stages of your build:
Other inspections may also be needed depending on the build. Any deficiencies brought up during the inspections will need to be corrected. A re-inspection 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?