The city is changing the process by which Calgarians can apply for a building permit, so click the link here for more information and what the changes might mean to you – if you are needing one.
Do you need a permit?
Building safety approval (Building permit)
- Any construction being done, including alterations, relocation, repair or demolition to structural and non-structural walls. If you’re making changes to mechanical, plumbing, gas or electrical work, you may need a building permit and additional trade permits.
- There’s a change to the business activity resulting in a new building code classification or occupant load (ex. a warehouse changes to a vehicle repair shop). Even if there is no construction planned, you may still need a building permit.
- When upgrading or installing new mechanical equipment to meet building code (ex. a car detailing business to an engine repair business, using a forklift in a warehouse may require additional ventilation, adding or modifying cooking equipment).
- You are the first tenant in a new building.
- Alberta Health Services must review the application. Some examples are restaurants, daycares, pools, hair salons, massage centers, tattoo parlors, and nail salons.
For more information for when a permit is required can be found in the permit regulation. This regulation establishes rules governing building, fire, gas, electrical and plumbing permits.