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Update to Demolition Permit Timelines to Provide for Improved Public Safety in Residential Neighbourhoods

For immediate release: May 29, 2018 - 9:30am

City Council amended Bylaw No. 9455, The Building Bylaw, 2017, to include new Demolition Permit timeline requirements at its meeting on Monday, May 28, 2018.

The amendment is designed to enhance the City’s ability to address stalled demolitions in residential neighbourhoods, limiting abandoned work and enhancing public safety.  Under the amendment, the time period allowed for the demolition of ground-oriented dwelling units, residential garages, and accessory buildings serving ground-oriented dwellings will be 60 days from date of issuance, which is down from the previous permit length of two years.  Currently, over 73 per cent of residential demolitions are completed within 60 days.

For more information on the updated bylaw or on Demolition Permits in general, please visit or contact Building Standards at 306-975-2645.