Building, Development and Business Fees

If you have questions about the fees for your planned project or business launch, contact Planning & Development Services. 5% GST will be added where specifically noted below. Permit and license fees are updated on January 1st of each year.

Planning and development fees (2024)

Development Permits - residential
Development Permit fees - residential
Type of development permitFee (2024)
Detached housing (i.e. single detached house) $315.00
Duplex $367.50
Attached housing (per dwelling) $210.00
Multiple Unit Residential Development or Apartments (base fee) $525.00
  • Plus fee per dwelling
$78.75
Secondary Suite $309.75
Backyard Suite $309.75
Home Business - Minor $131.25
Home Business - Major $210.00
Garage, residential addition, covered/enclosed deck, swimming pool, etc. $115.50
Variance (per variance, in addition to development permit fee) $315.00
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Development Permits

 

Development Permits - non-residential
Development Permit fees - non-residential
Type of development permitFee (2024)
New construction base fee $525.00
  • Additional fee per 1m2 of building's gross floor area
$1.10 
Change of tenancy (conditions apply) no fee
Change of use or change in intensity of use $78.75
Outdoor commercial patio (on private property) $273.00
Sidewalk patio application/circulation (on City property) $630.00
Storage yard / parking lot development $472.50
Laydown site $472.50 
Variance (per variance, in addition to development permit fee) $525.00
Signage - freestanding sign $367.50
Signage - LED $1,050.00
Signage - all other types (per sign) $136.50
Surcharge for Development Permit within a Direct Control district $630.00
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Development Permits

 

Subdivision
Subdivision fees
Type of serviceFee (2024)
Subdivision application base fee $577.50
Subdivision application fee, per residential lot $236.25
Endorsement fee, per residential lot $420.00
Subdivision application fee, per commercial lot $1,050.00
Endorsement fee, per commercial lot $1,050.00
Time extension request, 1st extension $630.00
Time extension request, 2nd and subsequent extensions $1,260.00
Discharge or preparation of instrument (each, includes circulation fee) $367.50
Condominium certificate, per unit $42.00
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Subdivision Development

 

Development and Service Agreements
Development and Service Agreement fees
Type of serviceFee (2024)
Development Agreement, standard $708.75 +GST
Development Agreement, non-standard $3,727.50 +GST
Development Agreement final inspection (security release) $283.50 +GST
Authorization for work in development area agreement $231.00 +GST
Service Agreement, City standard $2,625.00 +GST
Service Agreement, non City standard $8,032.50 +GST
Service Agreement (preliminary) $819.00 +GST
Letter Agreement (amending) $182.91 +GST
CCC/FAC Application $224.70
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Construction Standards and Specifications

 

Planning services
Planning services fees
Type of serviceFee (2024)
Land Use Bylaw Amendment, text $7,350.00
Land Use Bylaw Amendment, rezoning $4,200.00
Land Use Bylaw Amendment, rezoning (intensification) $2,100.00
Land Use Bylaw Amendment, rezoning to Direct Control district $7,875.00
Major Plan Amendment (MDP or IDP) $5,512.50
New Secondary Plan (ASP, ARP, Outline Plan, other plans) $13,387.50
Secondary Plan Amendment (ASP, ARP, Outline Plan, other plans) $7,350.00
To learn more, see Rezoning Land:

Zoning

 

Miscellaneous services
Miscellaneous services fees
Type of serviceFee (2024)
Compliance Certificate, residential low density $262.50 +GST
Compliance Certificate, other $420.00 +GST
Encroachment application $157.50 +GST
Letter of consent $89.25 +GST
Encroachment, 10m2 or less, with no objections $603.75 +GST
Encroachment, over 10m2, with no objections $1,417.50 +GST
Zoning confirmation letter $288.75 +GST
Permit search letter $367.50 +GST
Environmental information search $224.70 +GST
Address change (property owner requested) $210.00
Gas well setback request letter (to NGPR and AER) $288.75
Lot grading inspection $336.00
Telecommunication review & approval (line assessment, single location) $367.50
Telecommunication review & approval (line assessment, varied locations) $1,606.50
Telecommunication tower site review/circulation, per site  $2,887.50
Technical Coordinating Committee review (non-standard) $813.75
Alberta Land Titles search $31.50
Site card request $31.50
Miscellaneous letters, etc. $157.50
Photocopy or printing, 11X17 or less, per page $7.35 +GST
Photocopy or printing, larger than 11X17, per page $47.25 +GST
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Property Information

 

Safety codes fees

A Safety Codes Council (SCC) fee of 4% will be added to all safety codes permit fees below (building, electrical, heating, gas, plumbing permits). Prescribed by the SCC, this 4% fee does not apply to the double fee or a plan re-examination. SCC fee minimum is $4.50, maximum is $560.00. 

 

Building Permits
Building Permit - General
What is construction value?

"Construction Value" means the measure of the value of construction to install or erect at a work site and includes: i) cost of materials installed or erected at a site, ii) cost of labor, iii) cost of construction equipment rental, iv) contractor's profit, v) cost of architectural, engineering and interior design work, and vi) miscellaneous overhead and office costs chargeable to the project;

- Bylaw No. 4438 3.1(d)

Building Permit fees - general
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Minimum permit fee* $115.50
Permit renewals: 50% of original permit fee, but not less than minimum permit fee   
Permit extension request: Minimum permit fee, but not less than 50% of original permit fee  
Permit cancellation request $115.50
Permit service report $13.65
Alternate solution: additional charge to review application which includes an alternate solution $407.40
Safety inspection (Owner may request inspection to determine if existing building is compliant with Alberta Building Code; inspection includes building, mechanical & electrical)  $340.20

*Deposit of $115.50 required to cover initial plan review.

 

Building Permit - Occupancy
Building Permit fees - occupancy
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Occupancy permit, commercial or industrial (Change of tenancy in existing building or suite and new occupancy of a tenancy or suite of a base building) $126.00
Occupancy permit, commercial or industrial (Tenancy improvements to a base building, per discipline; refer to base building certificate fee) $203.70
Base building certificate (Occupancy of new commercial base building prior to tenancy improvements) $203.70
Occupancy permit, residential unit or suite in excess of four to a complex (per unit or suite) $46.20
Occupancy permit for existing secondary suite $203.70
Occupancy permit for new secondary suite $338.10
Occupancy inspection (permit) - electrical, heating, gas, plumbing, water and sewer (†Included in the general building permit fee) no fee†
Building Permit - Residential accessory building/addition
Building Permit fees - residential accessory
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Detached garage (slab only, construction value of $8.40 /sq. ft.) $115.50
Detached garage (construction value of $42.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Total area 500 sq. ft. or less
$124.95
  • Total area 501-728 sq. ft.
$168.00
  • Total area over 728 sq. ft. (must have foundation walls and footings, or foundation designed by engineer)
$197.40

Detached garden shed (construction value of $12.00 /sq. ft.)

 
  • Area of 107 sq. ft. or less - *no building permit required
no fee*
  • Area of 108-499 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area of 501-728 sq. ft.
$168.00
  • Area over 728 sq. ft.
$197.40
Uncovered deck (construction value of $12.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Area up to 500 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area over 500 sq. ft.
$138.60
Covered deck (construction value of $21.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Area up to 300 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area over 300 sq. ft.
$175.35
Roof for deck, patio or carport (construction value of $9.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Area up to 500 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area over 500 sq. ft.
$124.95
Sunroom enclosure (construction value of $24.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Area up to 300 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area over 300 sq. ft.
$168.00
Retaining wall (construction value of $24.00 /linear ft.)  
  • 300 linear ft. or less
$115.50
  • 301 linear ft. or more
$124.95
Swimming pool, in-ground (construction value of $12.00 /sq. ft.) $115.50
Swimming pool, above ground ($1,200.00 construction value) $115.50
Hot tubs/whirlpools - (BP fee included in electrical permit fee)  
Fireplace, gas or wood-burning (construction value of $3600.00) $115.50
Solar panels (installed on a building) $115.50
Building Permit - Residential manufactured home
Building Permit fees - manufactured home
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Manufactured home placement (construction value $90.00 /sq. ft.) $346.50
Manufactured, modular or relocated home - Foundation only (construction value of $18.00 /sq. ft.)  
  • Area less than 1000 sq. ft.
$156.45
  • Area of 1001-1500 sq. ft.
$252.00
  • Area over 1500 sq. ft.
$315.00
Building Permit - Residential new home construction or addition
Building Permit fees - new home construction or additions
Type of building permitFee (2024)
First story construction, up to and including tri-plex, bungalow, bi-level (construction value of $210.00 /sq. ft.)*  
  • Area up to 100 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area of 101-200 sq. ft.
$197.40
  • Area of 201-400 sq. ft.
$283.50
  • Area of 401-600 sq. ft.
$462.00
  • Area of 601-800 sq. ft.
$640.50
  • Area of 801-1000 sq. ft.
$813.75
  • Area of 1001-1200 sq. ft.
$987.00
  • Area of 1201-1400 sq. ft.
$1,165.50
  • Area of 1401-1600 sq. ft.
$1,333.50
  • Area of 1601-1800 sq. ft.
$1,506.75
  • Area of 1801-2000 sq. ft.
$1,680.00
  • Area over 2000 sq. ft.: plus fee for each extra 200 sq. ft., or portion thereof
$162.75
Second story construction (construction value of $78.00 /sq. ft.)*  
  • Area up to 100 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Area of 101-200 sq. ft.
$144.90
  • Area of 201-400 sq. ft.
$225.75 
  • Area of 401-600 sq. ft.
$318.15
  • Area of 601-800 sq. ft.
$447.30
  • Area of 801-1000 sq. ft.
$614.25
  • Area of 1001-1200 sq. ft.
$777.00
  • Area over 1200 sq. ft.: plus fee for each extra 200 sq. ft., or portion thereof
$122.85

*Above does not include basement development, garages, decks, etc.

Four-plexes, five-plexes and larger are evaluated at same cost, for building area 600 sq. meters or less. Building cost is evaluated at commercial/multi-family rate.

Building Permit - Basement development or basement suite
Building Permit - basement development / basement suite
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Basement development / basement suite (construction value of $30.00 sq. ft.)  
  • Finished area less than 500 sq. ft.
$115.50
  • Finished area of 501-1000 sq. ft.

$177.45

  • Finished area of 1001-1500 sq. ft.
$273.00
  • Finished area over 1500 sq. ft. 
$336.00
Building Permit - Commercial, industrial, institutional, assembly, multi-family
Building Permit - commercial, industrial, institutional, assembly, multi-family
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Commercial, industrial, institutional, assembly, multi-family (*per $1,000 of construction value) $10.90*

Building construction value must be submitted at time of permit application. Minimum permit fee of $250.00.

 

Building Permit - Demolition
Building Permit - demolition
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Demolition - residential $185.85

Demolition - commercial (per sq. ft. of building area)

Minimum fee $157.25. Maximum fee $1,000.00.

$0.10 /sq.ft.
Building Permit - Signage
Building Permit - signage
Type of building permitFee (2024)
Free-standing† pedestal sign (*per $1,000.00 of construction value) $10.90*
Electrical sign (electrical connection only) $115.50

†A free standing sign which exceeds 20 ft. in height requires a foundation plan, designed and stamped by a licensed engineer.

 


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Building Permits

 

Electrical Permits
Electrical Permit fees - general
Type of electrical permitFee (2024)
Minimum permit fee $115.50

Permit renewals: 50% of original permit fee, but not less than minimum permit fee

 

Permit extension request: Minimum permit fee, but not less than 50% of original permit fee

 
Permit cancellation request $115.50
Permit service report $13.65
Alternate solution: additional charge to review application which includes an alternate solution $407.40
Electrical Permit fees - single family house, duplex, triplex
Type of electrical permitFee (2024)
Project area up to 1200 sq. ft. (construction value of $5,000) $207.90
Project area between 1201 to 2000 sq. ft. (construction value of $8,000) $268.80
Project area between 2001 to 3000 sq. ft. (construction value of $15,000) $357.00
Project area 3001 sq. ft. & higher (construction value of $18,000) $386.40
Basement development (construction value of $2,000, fixed fee) $115.50
Detached garage (construction value of $2,000, fixed fee) $115.50
Manufactured home connection (construction value of $1,500, fixed fee) $115.50
Electrical panel change $115.50
Electrical service change (construction value of $1,500, fixed fee) $115.50
Hot tub (includes both building and electrical permits)* $231.00
Temporary electrical service $115.50
Residential solar panels $115.50

*Hot tub construction value $1,000 for electrical; $6,000 for building - $90.20 per discipline

Electrical Permit fees - commercial & industrial
Type of electrical permitFee (2024)
Base fee ($0-$1000.00 project construction value) $120.75
Base fee ($1001.00-$30,000.00 project construction value) $136.50
  • Plus rate for every additional $1000.00 of construction value over $1000.00
$17.85
Base fee ($30,001.00-$50,000.00 project construction value) $672.00
  • Plus rate for every additional $1000.00 of construction value over $30,001.00
$15.55
Base fee (more than $50,000 project construction value) $997.50
  • Plus rate for every additional $1000.00 of construction value over $50,000.00
$16.15
Wind generation tower (electrical permit fees based on cost of all electrical equipment and labour) contact us
Electrical Permit fees - annual maintenance
Type of electrical permitFee (2024)
 Base fee (0-100 kVA) $290.85
 Base fee (projects between 101-2,500 kVA) $290.85
  •  Plus rate for every 100 kVA over 100
$20.75
 Base fee (projects between 2,501-5,000 kVA) $803.25
  •  Plus rate for every 100 kVA over 2,500
$15.25
 Base fee (projects between 5,001-20,000 kVA) $1,197.00
  •  Plus rate for every 100 kVA over 5,000
$7.15
 Base fee (projects greater than 20,000 kVA) $2,262.75
  •  Plus rate for every 100 kVA over 20,000
$1.10
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Trade Permits

 

HVAC (Heating) Permits
HVAC Permit fees - general
Type of HVAC permitFee (2024)
Minimum permit fee $115.50

Permit renewals: 50% of original permit fee, but not less than min. permit fee

 

Permit extension request: Min. permit fee, but not less than 50% of original permit fee

 
Permit cancellation request $115.50
Permit service report $13.65
Alternate solution: additional charge to review application which includes an alternate solution $407.40
HVAC Permit fees - residential
Type of HVAC permitFee (2024)
Single family dwelling/duplex forced air heating (per dwelling unit) $115.50
Single family dwelling steam and hydronic (per dwelling unit) $115.50
Triplex and larger forced air heating (per dwelling unit) $115.50
Triplex and larger steam or hydronic (per dwelling unit) $115.50
Replacement or alteration of residential heating system $115.50
Residential exhaust fans, kitchen or bathroom (per fan) $11.05
HVAC Permit fees - commercial/industrial
Type of HVAC permitFee (2024)
65,000 or less BTU $207.90
65,001 - 150,000 BTU $218.40
150,001 - 300,000 BTU $231.00
300,001 - 600,000 BTU $245.70
600,001 - 1,000,000 BTU $260.40
1,000,001 - 5,000,000 BTU $344.40
Over 5,000,001 BTU $459.90
Commercial tube heater $115.50
New heating unit and/or ducts $115.50
Roof top unit replacement/make up air replacement $115.50
Delhi mixing box $115.50
Heat recovery unit (commercial or residential) $115.50
Replacement or alteration of heating system $115.50
Mechanical exhaust system (for other than single family dwelling) $115.50
Garbage or linen chute (for other than single family dwelling) $115.50
Commercial exhaust fan $11.05
PTAC HVAC unit (hotel/motel) $115.50
To learn more, visit:

Trade Permits

 

Gas Permits
Gas Permit fees - general
Type of gas permitFee (2024)
Minimum permit fee $115.50

Permit renewals: 50% of original permit fee, but not less than min. permit fee

 

Permit extension request: Min. permit fee, but not less than 50% of original permit fee

 
Permit cancellation request $115.50
Permit service report $13.65
Alternate solution: additional charge to review application which includes an alternate solution $406.25

Gas Permit fees - residential
Type of gas permitFee (2024)
Residential service connection (single family/duplex), two outlets or less which require a meter $115.50
Additional fixture (each fixture) $46.45
Temporary installation $115.50
Appliance replacement $115.50
Manufactured home connection $115.50
Gas fireplace (other than new home construction) $115.50
Gas meter relocation $115.50
Gas Permit fees - residential service connections over two dwelling units, commercial and industrial
Type of gas permitFee (2024)
Less than 100,000 BTU $117.10
100,001 - 200,000 BTU $178.50
200,001 - 400,000 BTU $210.00
400,001 - 1,000,000 BTU $287.70
1,000,001 - 2,000,000 BTU $425.25
For each 1,000,000 BTU or portion thereof over 2,000,000 BTU $160.65
Annual maintenance, industrial plant (up to 10 maintenance upgrades or alterations per year) $5,045.25
Industrial plant, new gas installation (per installation) $573.30
Appliance replacement (commercial/industrial) $109.20
Gas Permit fees - propane filling plant
Type of gas permitFee (2024)
300 litres or more $115.50
Temporary propane connection $115.50
Propane filling plant

$190.05

Food truck propane connections (new installations/annual inspections) $203.70
Metal chimney/liner replacement $115.50
Gas system piping repair $115.50
To learn more, visit:

Trade Permits

 

Plumbing, Water, Sewer Permits
Plumbing, water, sewer permit fees - general
Type of plumbing, water, sewer permitFee (2024)
Minimum permit fee $115.50

Permit renewals: 50% of original permit fee, but not less than min. permit fee

 

Permit extension request: Min. permit fee, but not less than 50% of original permit fee

 
Permit cancellation request $115.50
Permit service report $13.65
Alternate solution: additional charge to review application which includes an alternate solution $407.40

Manufactured home connection $115.50
Septic tank, field or holding tank $288.75
Lawn sprinklers (after original house construction) $115.50
Residential sewer, water service or backflow prevention $115.50
Water distribution pipe change $115.50
Fire hydrant on private property (each hydrant) $141.75
Fixture addition i.e.: dishwasher, garburator or other (residential or commercial, after original construction, each fixture) $40.95
Fixture i.e.: dishwasher, garburator or other (residential or commercial, new construction, each fixture) $24.15
Roof drain (up to two) $115.50
Roof drain (each additional after two) $31.25

Storm sewer and sanitary sewer permit fees
Type of sewer permit Fee (2024)
Man hole, catch basin or roof drain (up to two) $115.50
Man hole, catch basin or roof drain (each additional after two) $31.25
Commercial back flow preventor or water service (one) $115.50
Commercial back flow preventor or water service (each additional after one) $52.00

Fire protection (suppression) system: commercial, industrial or residential
Type of fire protection permit Fee (2024)
Sprinklers, standpipes, siamese connections, etc. (*per $1000.00 of construction value) $10.90*
Commercial cooking fire protection (suppression) system (*per $1000.00 of construction value) $10.90*
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Trade Permits

 

Safety Codes - Enforcement
Building Permit enforcement fees
Enforcement itemFee (2024)
Re-inspection or extra inspection† $239.40
Failure by permit holder to book requested re-inspection $340.20
Failure to file a Verification of Compliance $340.20
Occupying a building prior to call for final inspection (first offense) $677.25
Occupying a building prior to call for final inspection (subsequent offences) $1354.50

†Includes plan revision and re-examination for changes to a project once initial permit has been issued.

 

Trades Permits enforcement fees
Enforcement item*Fee (2024)
Re-inspection or extra inspection $236.95
Failure by permit holder to call for a requested re-inspection $338.50
Failure to file a Verification of Compliance $338.50

* Electrical, heating, gas, plumbing, water and sewer permits.

Business license fees

General fees
Business License general fees
Business types (Bylaw 2339, schedule A)Fee (2024)
Resident $116.55
Non-resident $934.50
Non-resident (daily fee) $144.90
Administration fee $52.50
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Business License

 

Business category fees
Categorized Business License fees
License categories (Bylaw 2339, schedule B)Fee (2024)
Adult entertainment $2,126.25
Amusement park operator $161.70
Auctioneer $161.70
Building construction and renovation $207.90
Cannabis production and distribution facility $666.75
Cannabis retail store $1,323.00
Canvasser (non-resident corporation) $2,063.25
Canvasser (non-resident person) $206.85
Canvasser (resident) $55.15
Carnival operator $414.75
Circus (non-profit) $472.50
Circus (other) $929.25
Craft show organizer (non-resident) $924.00
Craft show organizer (resident) $206.85
Craft show participant (non-resident) $117.60
Craft show participant (resident)  no fee
Home occupation (in addition to other applicable fees) $105.00
Hotel/motel with food/beverage $414.75
Huckster (non-resident) $624.75
Huckster (each additional location) $116.55
Huckster (resident) $116.55
Kiosk $116.55
Licensed club or lounge $206.85
Mall kiosk $1,554.00
Mechanical tradesperson $206.85
Pawnbroker  (see Bylaw 3484) $206.85
Peddler (non-resident corporation) $2,063.25
Peddler (non-resident person) $206.85
Peddler (resident) $55.15
Photographer (non-resident) $2,063.25
Photographer (non-resident contract work) $939.75
Photographer (resident) $116.55
Second-hand dealer  (see Bylaw 3484) $206.85
Tattooist $206.85
Trade show organizer (non-resident) $1,554.00
Trade show organizer (resident) $206.85
Trade show daily fee (non-resident) $206.85
Trade show participant (non-resident) $206.85
Trade show participant (resident) no fee
Transient trader (non-resident) $2,063.25
Transient trader (daily fee) $498.75
Wholesaler $630.00
Business License fees - Escort businesses
License categories (Bylaw 3472)Fee (2024)
Escort agency $5,250.00
  • Escort person (resident)
$262.50
  • Escort person (non-resident)
$367.50
Independent escort agency $3,150.00
Transfer fee $157.50
Business License fees - Amusement arcades/billiard rooms
License categories (Bylaw 2300)Fee (2024)
Amusement arcade operator $206.85
Amusement/vending machine distributor $206.85
Billiard room and amusement arcade (in same premises) $206.85
Billiard room operator $206.85
Amusement/vending machine registration no fee
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Business License

 

Taxi fees
Business License fees - Vehicles for hire
License categories (Bylaw 4617)Fee (2024)
Taxi license (vehicle) $105.00
Taxi license (vehicle) if applying between Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 $52.50
Taxi business (company) $111.30
Taxi business (company) if applying between Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 $52.50
Taxi driver (person) $21.00
Temporary taxi license (vehicle) $107.10
Meter inspection (if meter is functioning properly) no fee
Meter re-inspection $21.00
Lottery fee (per application) $231.00
Substitution of taxi $21.00
Transfer of a subsisting taxi license $21.00
Substitution of a temporary taxi license $21.00
Transfer of a subsisting temporary taxi license $21.00
Charter service license $111.30
Transportation network company $2,598.75
To learn more, visit:

Business License

 

If a fee total provided by our office differs from the fee listed on this page, the office quote supersedes.