For different types of renovating and remodeling projects, one needs to have relevant permits before starting the work.
If you think that you don’t need a permit because you are just building a patio or converting your already existing basement into a secondary suite, you are mistaken.
According to the City of Calgary’s laws, rules and regulations, obtaining a ‘building permit’ is a pre-requisite for making any kind of structural changes no matter how big or small, in an already existing building, whether residential or commercial, and also for constructing a new building or house.
All types of additions, repairs, demolitions, and relocating jobs comes under the category of structural changes and require a building permit under the Alberta Building Code and Safety Codes Act. These laws and rules are designed to ensure the safety of the residents or users of a building or house during the renovation and remodeling work.
Examples of Work That Require Building Permit
To help you better understand the kind of work that requires obtaining a building permit, we have listed some examples that most people take up at one point or the other:
⦁ Adding secondary suite(s)
⦁ Basement development
⦁ Garage construction
⦁ Building decks higher than 60 cm above grade
⦁ Ponds, swimming pools, and hot tubs
⦁ Retaining walls above the height of 1.2 meters
⦁ Stoves and fireplaces (in some cases)
⦁ Building a new fence
⦁ Building a laneway house or a backyard suite
Requirements for Getting a Building Permit
The authorities in the City of Calgary needs to be provided with all the relevant plans, such as building plans, site plans, floor plans and drawings. For larger projects and structural changes, the site survey is an additional prerequisite for issuing the permit.
Once you submit the complete application with all the required documents and fee, your application will be reviewed according to all the relevant local laws and if accepted, the permit will be issued.
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