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

Transition


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).