How to Apply?
Completed Building Permit applications can be submitted anytime by attaching your form and emailed to email@example.com. The applicable forms can be downloaded using the links below. Please note, you may also be required to complete a credit card authorization form for fee payment.
Thank you to those who have provided feedback on our online Safety Code Permit form during our pilot testing period. We have temporarily closed access to the online form while we work to implement changes and improve the experience based on the feedback we’ve received from our customers. We ask that in the interim, to use the manual form located on our website until further notice. Thank you again for your input and understanding!
Not sure which permit you need? Call 403-934-3321 or contact our office.
Park Enterprises Ltd. is Wheatland County’s Safety Codes Inspection Agency. They complete inspections for building, gas, electrical, plumbing, and private sewage permits. If you require an inspection, please contact Park at 1-800-621-5440 or send them an email.
You may need to apply for multiple safety code permits such as electrical, plumbing, gas, or private sewage; send us a message or call our office at 403-934-3321 to confirm.
What is the difference between a development permit and a building permit?
A building permit allows construction to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code. It deals with structural integrity and public safety.
A development permit allows a specific type of development on a specific parcel of land in the community to proceed in conformance with the zoning and development bylaws of the County. A development permit may stipulate some of the following conditions: the allowed use of the property, intensity of that use, building height, building site coverage, setbacks from property lines and other buildings and parking requirements. Visit the development permits page for application packages.
A building permit allows construction of buildings or structure to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code which addresses building and fire safety. A building permit is required for the construction, alteration, repair, relocation, demolition, or change of use of a building. Farm buildings, accessory buildings, and non-hazardous accessory buildings under 100 square feet (10m2), are exempt.
The New Home Buyer Protection Act
Beginning December 1, 2017, all residential home builders will be required to have a licence in order to build new homes and obtain new building permits.
Builder licensing applies to the construction of new homes, including condominiums and major renovations that cover more than 75% of a home.
The New Home Buyers Protection Act ensures that every new home built in Alberta will be protected under warranty. Alberta’s New Home Buyers Protection Act encourages high standards, making sure your new home stands the test of time.
The onus is on the builders to have their information entered into the program prior to applying for building permits. Wheatland County cannot issue a building permit unless the warranty is in place.
Additional information can be found by phoning Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929.
Building Permit Fees
For a full list of fees, view the Wheatland County Schedule of Fees. Please note that work commencing without a permit will result in double the permit fee in accordance with the County’s Master Schedule of Fees.