A garage is a detached accessory building more than 10 m2 in gross floor area, that is associated with a residential use.
A shed is a detached accessory building 10 m2 or less in gross floor area that is associated with a residential use. Other examples of accessory buildings are gazebos or pergolas.
A development permit covers the what and where a development may proceed. It approves what type of development is allowed on a particular property, taking into account land use and setback issues of the City's Land Use Bylaw.
A building permit covers how it is built. It allows the construction/demolition of structures contingent on meeting the requirements of the Alberta Building Code.
Please review this user guide before you book online:
User Guide for ePermit (Inspections)
Book by phone/fax
Phone 403-529-8208 (24 hours) OR download the fax sheet below, and fax it to 403-502-8036.
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Below are sample drawings for development permits and building permits for residential accessory buildings.
Note: location and width of driveway(s) must be shown on site plan.
Disclaimer: This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Medicine Hat accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically.