Development permits help to ensure the use of the land and location of buildings meet the regulations of the Town's Land Use Bylaw. Land uses are classified under each land use district as either permitted or discretionary.

Building permits are required to help ensure the health and safety of residents and are regulated under the Safety Codes Act, Permit Regulations and the Alberta Building Code.

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 Development permits

You must apply for a development permit for:

  • New building construction
  • Additions or alterations to an existing building
  • Covered or enclosed decks regardless of height
  • Uncovered decks over 2 feet high
  • Accessory buildings such as garages, sheds and gazebos
  • Demolition of an existing building
  • Change of use
  • Home occupations
  • Secondary suites
  • Signs 
 Building permits
You must apply for a building permit for:
  • Construction of a new building
  • Non-residential building change of use
  • Tenant improvements in a non-residential space
  • Additions and alterations to an existing building
  • Covered or enclosed decks regardless of height
  • Uncovered decks over 2 feet high
  • Residential renovations and basement developments
  • Accessory buildings such as garages, sheds and gazebos
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs and other water features
  • Home occupations
  • Secondary suites
  • Wood burning appliances

To discuss your project and confirm if permits are required contact the Planning and Infrastructure Department.

Requirements

Most development and building permit applications will require:

  • A landowner consent form if you are not the registered landowner
  • A site plan of the property showing the location, size and setbacks of the buildings to the property lines (existing and proposed)
  • Exterior elevation drawings of all sides of a building showing the finishes, windows, doors and height of the buildings
  • Floor plans with dimensions and use of rooms, location of doors and windows, exits, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Any other supporting documentation as required by the Development Officer and Safety Codes Officer at the time of application (geotechnical investigation, engineering, lot grading elevations, new home warranty, etc.)

Two copies of your site plan and drawings will be required with your application, drawings must be drawn to scale and legible. Fees will be determined based on the type of application.

Permits are issued by the Planning and Infrastructure Department, located on the second floor at Town Hall.  You must pay all permit fees at the time of application.

Email your application

 Inspections
 

Development and building inspections

We book inspections for issued permits to ensure all projects meet provincial codes.

Contact the Town at 780-963-8598 to book your building permit inspection. Please have your building permit number and the address of the project available to book your inspection. We conduct residential building inspections Monday through Thursday and preform commercial inspections Wednesdays and Fridays (subject to change). We require 48 hours notice to book your inspection.

 Electrical, gas, plumbing and private sewage disposal systems (PSDS) inspections

Electrical, gas, plumbing and PSDS permits are required to help ensure the health and safety of residents and are regulated under the Safety Codes Act, Permit Regulations and applicable codes. Permits and inspections are required for the installation, addition and alternation to electrical, gas, plumbing and private sewage systems. The Town of Stony Plain processes permit applications.

Please contact Superior Safety Codes for all electrical, gas, plumbing and PSDS permit inspections 780-489-4777.

 Compliance reports

Your lawyer or real estate agent may request a compliance report when selling your home. A compliance report indicates if the improvements on your property meet the current regulations of the Town's Land Use Bylaw. To obtain a compliance report please complete a compliance report request form and submit it with an original real property report (RPR) to the Planning and Infrastructure department. Photo copies and scanned copies are not accepted.

Real property reports are prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor and there is a charge for the service. Visit the Alberta Land Surveyors Association website for more information.