Find out when you need a development permit and how to apply for one.
You may need a development permit if you are:
- Constructing a new residential, commercial or industrial building
- Altering an existing building
- Changing the use of an existing building
- Constructing an accessory building
- Constructing a secondary suite
- Applying for a discretionary use
- Putting up a temporary structure
To apply for a Development Permit you will need one of the following applications:
- Development Permit - Small Residential (pdf)
- Development Permit - Large Residential (pdf)
- Development Permit - Secondary Suite (pdf)
- Development Permit - Home Occupation (pdf)
- Development Permit - Commercial / Industrial (pdf)
- Development Permit - Signs (pdf)
- Development Permit - Compliance (pdf)
- Development Permit - RPR (pdf)
You may also need:
Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your development:
- Your application will be reviewed by the Development Authority, which may take between eight to 10 weeks.
- There is a 14-day appeal period following the approval of your application, where the decision or its conditions may be appealed.
- If your application is denied, you may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
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.