Building permits deal with structural stability of buildings and the health and safety of the building's occupants. Development permits deal primarily with a development's impact on surrounding properties.
Most developments require both a development permit and a building permit. A building permit application will not be processed until such time as the development permit has been issued, however both may be applied for at the same time.
A building permit is required for the following:
- Basement Suite – secondary suite in basement
- Building a Deck - any deck 0.6 m (2 feet) or more above grade
- Building a Garage – new construction or changing existing size
- Building a Shed – greater than 0 square meters (approximately 107.6 square feet)
- Change of Occupancy - all parts of any building affected by a change in occupancy
- Commercial Renovation – renovation to existing commercial building
- Demolition - demolition of any building
- Excavation – excavation of land for the erection of a building
- Existing Deck - covering of an existing deck
- Fireplace / Stove - installation of a solid fuel appliance (wood burning stove or fireplace)
- Hot Tub - installation
- Mobile Home or Modular Structures – new installation or moving mobile home or modular structure
- New Commercial Building – construction of a new commercial building or reconstruction of any commercial building that has been damaged by earthquake, fire or other cause
- New Residential Building - construction of a new residential building or reconstruction of any residential building that has been damaged by earthquake, fire or other cause
- Relocation - relocation of any building
- Renovating Your Home – alteration to an existing building
- Retaining Walls
- Swimming Pool - installation
- Tents - commercial type tents
The Alberta Building Code regulates techniques and materials used in building construction, the occupancy and the use of buildings and equipment to safeguard the health and safety of building occupants.
Residential Building Permit Application
- Must include three (3) copies of a site plan and three (3) construction drawings
Multi-Residential / Non-Residential Building Permit Application
- Must include four (4) copies of the site plan and construction drawings
Building permit fees vary and are payable at the time of application. Please refer to Development Fees and Fines.
Alberta Safety Codes Council levy is also collected with each building permit and safety code permit. Please refer to the Safety Codes Council Permit Fee Schedule for levy.
Submit permit applications
|In person||By mail||By email or fax|
|Planning and Development Department
City of Spruce Grove
414 King Street
Spruce Grove, Alberta
City of Spruce Grove
Call 780-962-7582 or send email if you have any questions.