Building permits are required by the Safety Codes Act of the Province of Alberta. This legislation sets the minimum standards for construction and building safety for the province.
Building Permits are required for:
The erection, construction or relocation of any building, including modular homes;
The demolition, alteration or addition to any building, including decks with elevation of more than (24 inches) 600 mm above grade;
The change of use of any building (example, retail to restaurant);
The installation of mechanical equipment, wood stoves, space heaters or fireplaces;
Swimming pools and hot tubs with a depth of more than (24 inches) 600 mm;
Retaining walls with a height more than (36 inches) 900 mm.