New codes for 2024

The National Building Code – 2023 Alberta Edition, National Fire Code – 2023 Alberta Edition and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 will come into force on May 1, 2024.

The new codes will apply to any permit submitted on or after May 1, 2024.

Last modified: Jan. 30, 2024, 11:45 a.m.

Applying for permits

To get a Development or Building permit, you need to complete the proper application forms

You can also apply for many permits through ePermits.

Working with a builder

We recommend that your builder apply for the development and building permits, and the specific trades apply for the plumbing, private sewage disposal, gas and electrical permits. 

Doing the work yourself

Development and Building

If you act as your own general contractor, then you could apply for the development and building permits. 

Trade permits

If you are the homeowner and this home is or will be your primary residence, you may be able to do the work yourself and may be able to apply for the following permits:

  • plumbing
  • private sewage disposal
  • gas
  • electrical

There are some projects you are not allowed to do as a homeowner. If you need more specific information, please contact us

Permit fees

Fees for permits vary. See the fee schedules


The following permits all require at least one inspection:

  • building permits
  • deck permits
  • electrical permits
  • gas permits
  • plumbing permits
  • private sewage permits

The building code analysis you receive along with your building or deck permit will let you know when you must have your inspection(s) done. 

Booking an inspection

Most inspection requests that are received by 3 p.m. will be scheduled for the next business day. Requests received after 3 p.m. will be scheduled for a date within the next two business days. All inspection requests are time-stamped.

You can request an inspection by phone or online. After the booking is made, it is your responsibility to confirm it. 

To request an inspection or confirm your booking:

The day of your inspection

Inspectors will be on-site between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the inspection date. You cannot ask for a specific time unless you have applied online. 

If you have concerns about the timeframe of your scheduled inspection, call 780-464-8080 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on the inspection date. 

Please ensure there is someone on-site when the inspector arrives. If a representative is not present and the inspection needs to be rescheduled, re-inspection fees may apply. 


For more information:

Planning and Development Services
Phone: 780-464-8080
Fax: 780-464-8142

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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