Permits

Under the Alberta Safety Codes Act, construction projects require permits to ensure the health and safety of the occupants of a building project.  The Village of Kitscoty issues the Development Permits and has contracted The Inspections Group Inc. to issue the Building Permits, Electrical Permits, Gas Permits and Plumbing Permits. 

Development Permits

A Development Permit is required for new construction, renovations and to change how a building is to be used.  The Development Permit approves the location, size and use of a building with consideration being given to zoning, existing construction and may be subject to conditions such as utility right of ways, restrictive covenants and proximity to roads.  A Development Permit is required before you apply for a Building Permit.  The permit fee must be paid in full before a Development Permit is issued.  Please click here for the Village of Kitscoty Development Permit Application.

Business Development Permits

A Development Permit is required for all business development in Kitscoty.  This includes commercial businesses and home businesses.  Please click here for the Business Development Permit Application.  

Development Permit Fee Schedule

Building Permits

A Building Permit regulates how a building or structure is built.  Before applying for a Building Permit the following must be obtained: A copy of the approved Development Permit; the correct municipal address and legal description of the property (Lot, Block and Plan); proof of New Home Warranty (for all new construction); and at least two complete sets of plans for the building including: the floor plan, elevation drawings, cross-section drawings, mechanical information, electrical information, and professional endorsement (Engineer or Architect seal).  Before a Building Permit is issued all construction plans will be reviewed to verify they meet the requirements of regulations adopted under the Alberta Safety Codes Act.  The Inspections Group Building Permit  application can be found here.

New Alberta Building, Fire and Energy Codes – timelines for Coming into Force and Transition periods can be found here

Reminder: Application of Energy Efficiency Requirements and Enforcement transition period ends November 1, 2016

Other Permits

The Alberta Safety Codes Act requires that installations of electrical, gas and plumbing be covered under a permit which must be inspected.  The Safety Codes Officers will verify that proper methods of assembly are used and examine for proper identification before providing acceptance of installations.  The Inspections Group Electrical Permit  application, Inspections Group Gas Permit application and the Inspections Group Plumbing Permit application can be found here. 

Please click here for The Inspections Group Permit and Compliance Reference Guide when applying for Building, Electrical, Gas and Plumbing Permits.

Please click here for the 2016 Inspection Group Fee Schedules and the Inpsections Group Inspections Stages Information

Visit www.inspectionsgroup.com or call toll free 1-866-554-5048 for more information.

New Home Warranty Program

Effective February 1, 2014 every new home built in Alberta will require warranty coverage. This includes: single family homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, condominiums, substantial reconstruction, as well as manufactured homes (modular, ready-to-move, etc.).  

Under the New Home Buyer Protection Act, Permit Issuers cannot issue a building permit unless they have verified that appropriate warranty coverage or an authorization for exemption from the coverage requirement is in place on the property. 

For more information about the new warranty standards and the warranty providers in Alberta visit www.homewarranty.alberta.ca.

Call Before You Dig 

Contact Alberta One-Call at 1-800-242-3447 or email info@albertaonecall.com or visit the web at www.albertaonecall.com  to submit a line locate request.  Contact ATCO Gas at 1-800-242-3477 or visit www.clickbeforeyoudig.com   to submit your natural gas line locate request at least two working days before the start of any project.