A building permit grants you legal permission to start construction with the knowledge that the submitted drawings comply with appropriate governmental regulations. In addition, the building permit provides the means to enforce the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada 2010, the Town of Kindersley Building Bylaw 01-12, as well as other laws and applicable standards to ensure compliance during construction as well as the safety of the building. A building permit shall not be issued unless a development permit, when required, has been granted first.
A building permit is required for the construction of a new building, an addition, or alteration of any building or structure, including but not limited to:
- Building and building additions (i.e. new washroom, kitchen, bedroom, etc.)
- Raised patios and decks measuring more than 0.6 metres in height above grade, projecting not more than 3.0 metres into the required rear yard
- Attached or detached garages
- Basement development
- Sheds over 9.3 square metres
- Renovations that involve significant structural, electrical, or mechanical changes
Applicants may have to contact one or more of the following departments and agencies to obtain specific information about other work that may need to be conducted outside of the scope of the development proposal. Examples: tree removal, applications for subdivision, line locates, utility service connections.