What requires a permit?

Below are projects that require Development and/or Building Permits. Please look over this list to check to see if the project you are wishing to build requires either or both of these permits. If your project is not listed, please contact the Planning and Development Department at (780) 514-2200.

Type of Project Development Permit required Building Permit required
New residential structure (ie. House, duplex, threeplex, fourplex, modular home, mobile home),
addition, basement suite
Basement Development (finishing) n/a X
Detached Garage or Carport X X
Deck under 2 feet above grade level n/a n/a
Deck 2 feet + above grade level X X
Shed, greenhouse, storage building, playhouse under 110 sq ft n/a n/a
Shed, greenhouse, storage building, playhouse 110 sq ft + X X
Commercial & Industrial Buildings, residential structures greater than a fourplex X X
Temporary Signage (banner, sandwich board, portable) X n/a
Signage (fascia, pylon or billboard) X X
Wood Burning Unit n/a X
Lot Grading, stripping of topsoil X n/a
Landscaping n/a n/a
Building Renovations (cosmetic and no structural) n/a n/a
Demolition and moving of buildings X X