Building Permits

Safe Construction

Building permits are required to ensure that all buildings are safely designed and constructed in accordance with the Alberta Building Code.

It is necessary to obtain a building permit for:
  • Additions
  • All new construction
  • Changes in use
  • Redevelopment projects
  • Removal or demolition of buildings
  • Some renovations


This notice serves as a reminder that the transition period for voluntary application of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 and Section 9.36. Alberta Building Code (ABC) 2014 for housing and small buildings ends on November 1, 2016.

Where an application for a building permit for a site-constructed building is received on or after November 1, 2016, the building design must comply with the requirements of the NECB 2011 or Section 9.36. ABC 2014 as appropriate. Please review the entire Notice about the National Energy Code (PDF).

Builder Licensing Program - Alberta Municipal Affairs

All builders or owner-builders, for any new residential dwellings and some additions will be required to provided their full provisional builders licencing number before issuance of a Building Permit from the MD. All Building Permit Applications received prior to May 1, 2018, maybe "grandfathered" and they will not need to demonstrate they have been issued a full provisional licence yet. 

Memo from New Home Buyer Protection Office:
Builder Licence Implementation and Building Permit Applications Memo - Alberta Municipal Affairs

Additional information:
New Home Warranties, Government of Alberta
Q&A, New Home Warranties 
Municipal Affairs toll-free at 1-866-421-6929

Changes in M.D. Building Permit Application Process

Please read the document below for summary on new building permit application review and drop off process. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Development & Planning Department for assistance. 

Building Permit Documents