Residential Permits and Applications

Find information about the permits and inspections you will need to build a new home or modify an existing home in Red Deer.

These Safety Tips brochures will help you understand when you need a permit. Whether you're building a deck or a swimming pool, help do your part in keeping Alberta safe by checking out the information in these brochures.

Business Licensing for Contractors will be required. Visit our Licences section for more details.

New Builds & Additions

Find information about the permits and inspections to build a new home or add on to your existing home in Red Deer.

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Decks

Find out if your deck plans will require you to have a permit and inspections.

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Fences

Good news! You don’t need a permit to build a fence but we do have some guidelines that you’ll need to follow.

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Secondary Suites

Secondary suites are allowed on a discretionary basis in Red Deer. You’ll need a development permit for the use of a secondary suite in a new or existing home.

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Hot Tubs & Pools

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

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Mobile homes

Learn about permits that you need to place a new mobile home or relocate an existing mobile on a lot within the City of Red Deer.

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Electrical

If electrical wiring exists and you are replacing existing fixtures an electrical permit is not required. For any alterations or new wiring, a permit is required.

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Heating

You will need a heating permit for the installation of any HVAC or hydronic heating system.

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Plumbing

If plumbing exists and you are replacing fixtures, a plumbing permit is not required. For any alterations or new plumbing, a permit is required.

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Gas

You will need a gas permit for any gasfitting work.

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Fireplace Installation

You will require a fireplace installation permit for the installation of any gas or solid fuel burning fireplace.

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Service Connection

A service connection permit regulates the installation of service connection pipes from the municipal system to the property line as well as the installation of water meters.

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Private Sewage

You'll need a private sewage disposal system permit if you plan to have a private sewer. Learn more...

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Solar Permits

Planning to install a photovoltaic solar system? Find out what permits and inspections you need.

News & Notices

RDES respond to motor vehicle accident i

March 22, 2019

This morning, at approximately 8:22 a.m., Red Deer Emergency Services crews responded to an accident on 32 Street and Metcalf Avenue involving a truck and a City Transit bus.

City reviews federal budget...

March 19, 2019

New infrastructure funding, a focus on indigenous relations and affordable housing were all highlighted in today’s federal budget announcement; however, The City awaits further detail on just how much of this funding Red Deer will see in 2019.

48 Avenue to close from 45 to 46 St...

March 19, 2019

Water and sewer service installations will cause a portion of 48 Avenue between 45 Street and 46 Street to close for more than a week starting Wednesday.