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May 2018: 

Footing and Foundation Inspection Changes

By the end of May, home builders with a proven positive track record will see a reduction in the number of footing and foundation inspections required for their projects. The change is being led by the City of Edmonton's Urban Form Business Transformation Initiative. Read more
 

Building Permit Applications - New Home Warranty

When completing a building permit application,  ensure to submit one of the following pertaining to a New Home Warranty: the Owner-Builder Authorization (warranty exemption letter) from the Owner-Builder Registry or the Warranty document from the New Home Warranty Registry, which displays the warranty registration ID and builder licensing information.
Review the submission requirements for single detached house applications.

If you have any questions or concerns, email brent.mcmillan@edmonton.ca orjeff.salame@edmonton.ca.


Effective June 1, 2018 : OHS Act Revisions

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act establishes minimum standards for healthy and safe practices in Alberta workplaces. These laws are enforced through inspections, investigations, orders, administrative penalties, fines and prosecutions.
OHS Act Revisions

Expanding our Online Permit Application Options

The City of Edmonton is adding 5 more permit types to the online application service. Read more
 

NEW Development Permit Inspections Video

The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce a new video to their Developing Edmonton video series: Development Permit Inspections.
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Safety Codes, Permits & Inspections - Summer Hours

In an ongoing effort to enhance customer service, Safety Codes Permits & Inspections has established summer hours.
Effective June 11 thru September 28, 2018, Safety Codes Officers will be conducting site inspections between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.

 


April 2018:

No More Combo Permits! 

Effective April 6, 2018, the online Single Detached House Permit application process has been changed to allow for separate Development and Building Permits. We talked to City administration about how important it is to have the Development Permit prior to applying for the Building Permit.

Building Permits can now be applied for online at the same time or any time following the Development Permit application.Garden Suite Permit applications can now be made online as well. 
 

Updates to Amenity Area Requirements

On February 26, 2018, New regulations for amenity area were passed. A defined amenity area is no longer required for single and semi-detached homes. Read more
 

Pre-Application Meeting for Infill and Major Developments

Pre Application Meetings are offered for Major Development Permits and small-scale residential infill development proposals. We have heard from multiple people that these meetings have been very useful. For more information on Pre-Application meetings, visit the City's website or to submit a meeting request, click here.
 

Implementations of Recent Municipal Government Act Changes in the Zoning Bylaw

The Municipal Government Act (MGA), which governs municipalities’ roles and responsibilities related to development and subdivision, was recently amended. Changes come into effect on May 1, 2018. Summary here: Read more
 

Residential Construction Guide

The Residential Construction Guide was recently updated with IDEA's help. This is a resource to provide information for residential construction in Edmonton. It has information about permits and consultation. The new guide is now available online for your reference.

There is a new Installation Guide for New Residential Utility Service: standardized installation guide


March 2018: 

Infill Conversation Fairs
The City has opened up registration for the Conversations Fairs on March 14th and March 20th. At these three hour drop-in events, we will be showing you the revised draft actions and will be asking you for your advice on how to improve them before we present them to City Council this summer. These two events will be the final in-person public engagement opportunities for the Evolving Infill project. Folks attending may want to take a look at our previous work building up to this stage in the Ideas to Actions document. 

Below are links to the two events. Each link will bring you to a registration page for that specific event:
Conversation Fair - Wednesday, March 14, 2018: Chateau Louis & Conference Centre - 6 - 9 pm; and
Conversation Fair - Tuesday, March 20, 2018: Chateau Louis & Conference Centre - 6 - 9 pm


FREE Insulation and Air Sealing Training

Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering online training for building envelope principles. This training provides the audience information to be proficient in the installation of insulation, vapour barriers, air barriers and sealants from the perspective of a house as a system. This training is seen as beneficial to understand the theory behind key items in the energy code.

For more information, contact Juan Monterrosa at juan.monterrosa@edmonton.ca


Energuide Compliance Forms-Updated

As of February 13, 2018, a NEW compliance path for Single Family Homes and Semi-detached Homes is available for 9.36 compliance.  The application formsfor Prescriptive, Trade-Off and Performance Path have all been updated.

For more information on the application and process, contact Juan Monterrosa at juan.monterrosa@edmonton.ca
 

Footing and Foundation Compliance Report

Effective March 5, 2018, the City of Edmonton will be accepting the new Footing and Foundation Compliance Report. This new form will allow FFCR approvals for single family, semi-detached and for row houses up to four units.

For more information, email buildingic@edmonton.ca