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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

City Hall Lobby is open with a limited number of in-person services; the remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and changes to programs and services.

Development Regulation

Developers & Homebuilders

Request a commercial development permit and review requirements for developers. Find out about incentives for homebuilders and business owners.

Lot Drainage

Lot grading refers to the shaping or sloping of land elevations to ensure that surface runoff from storm events or snow melt is directed away from buildings towards a City street or lane and into the City’s storm sewer system.

Zoning Bylaw

All property in Saskatoon is applied a zoning district by Bylaw 8770, the Zoning Bylaw.  A zoning district prescribes uses and contains development standards such as building setbacks and parking requirements.

Specifications & Standards

Review construction specifications for licensed contractors. Get zoning and subdivision requirements. Download an application for a signage permit.

Land Use Applications

Land Use Applications are received by Planning and Development and evaluated for compliance with the Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, Subdivision Regulations, and other policies and bylaws.  

Zoning Bylaw Compliance Certificates

A Zoning Bylaw Compliance Certificate provides an overview of existing buildings and uses occupying a site.  Certificates can be requested from the Development Review section.


Asbestos Awareness

Useful links about asbestos and what to do before applying for a building permit.