Building a residential deck, patio or balcony without permits can be costly and may force property owners to do more work than they planned, to fix deficiencies. The information on this page will help guide you through your project.
Deck means a horizontal structure, raised at least 0.6 meters (24") above grade, that is intended for use as an outdoor amenity space. A deck may be covered or uncovered, or enclosed with screens and windows. A deck may be attached to a residence or freestanding.
Patio means an uncovered horizontal structure with a surface height no greater than 0.6 meters (24") above grade at any point, that is intended for use as an outdoor amenity space.
Balcony means a horizontal platform that is attached to a building above the first storey.
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Planning & Development Services
Second floor, City Hall
580 1st Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6