Building an uncovered deck
Note: This page refers to construction of an uncovered deck. For information on building a covered deck, please click here.
Building a deck in Strathcona County is now easier than ever.
Deck permits are required if the structure will be higher than 2 ft. off the ground. If the deck you want to build is in compliance with current building codes and zoning bylaws, only a building permit is required. You can now apply for this permit online at your convenience. Online applications can be approved within a few days once all necessary information is provided.
How do I apply?
Log on to the system here. Once you’ve registered your account, follow the prompts to apply for your permit.
What do I need?
To start your application, all you need is a digital copy of your site plan and construction plan. The construction plans can be hand drawn or you can use the template provided below.
When will I get my permit?
If you apply online, it only takes a few days to approve your permit once all necessary information (site and construction plans) are received.
Is there a variance?
If your deck plan is not in compliance with current zoning bylaws, you will require a development permit in addition to the building permit for your deck. Contact us to find out what you need to get your permit application started.
For information on applying for a deck permit in person, click here.
Planning and Development Services:
- Phone: 780-464-8080
- Fax: 780-464-8142
- Email: email@example.com