Contractor Zone

Resources for development and building professionals working on projects in Medicine Hat.

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Bid Opportunities

Public tenders, bids and requests for proposals that are currently open with the City.

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Construction Standards

Technical specifications and other documents and policies related to development within Medicine Hat.

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Online Applications

Apply for development permits, building permits, inspections and business licenses online.

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Development Permits

To ensure that your planned project meets Land Use Bylaw requirements, you must apply for a Development Permit.

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Building Permits

Through the Alberta Building Code, the City's Safety Codes staff reviews plans to ensure that projects meet safety standards.

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Trade Permits

Resources and permit requirements for professional trades specialties involving electrical, plumbing, gas or mechanical work.

Booking Inspections

City inspections ensure that safety standards are met in construction work. An inspection is often available for the next business day.


How Land Development Works

Learn about the process of land development in Medicine Hat, from ensuring compliance with high-level policies to final construction.

Planning and Land Use

Off-Site Levies

The City charges developers a levy to help pay for the cost of off-site infrastructure. Learn about the process and the subsidies that are available.

Off-Site Levies

Building a New House

All permit requirements and regulations for building a new house in Medicine Hat, and how to get started.

New House Construction

Request New Gas Service

How to apply for natural gas service to a property in Medicine Hat, requirements that must be met, and cost involved.

Apply for Gas Service

Locating Service Lines

Avoid breaking an underground line by obtaining the locations of service lines before you dig. It's simple and free.

Line Locates 

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Commercial Building Projects

Regulations and guidelines for building commercial spaces such as zoning, permits and accessibility standards.

Residential Infill Projects

How to obtain permits for your infill project, incentive grants that are available, and how infill enhances the community.

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Technical Review

The City's Technical Coordinating Committee reviews proposals for development projects, from various perspectives.