As of March 1, 2020 the M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 is no longer accredited to issue any Building Permits and these permits are now regulated by the Alberta Safety Codes Authority (ASCA). Please see the published notice below: Cancellation of Building Permit Services Notice
For all new residential, industrial, and commercial projects, an approved development permit is required before a safety codes permit can be issued.
Generally, tenant improvements and repair projects do not require a Development Permit, unless the work being done alters the approved Development Permit or includes structural alterations.
The Safety Codes Act requires that all contractors and homeowners in Alberta obtain permits prior to commencing work on buildings covered by National Building Code or other Disciplined Codes. Plan reviews and site inspections are provided to ensure that residents and business owners in the M.D. of Bighorn are safe. These permits include building, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical disciplines. Each of these disciplines follows its own set of codes, and work must be completed by a qualified trades person.