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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Building, Renovations & Permits

COVID-19 Response: Building Standards

UPDATE: August 6, 2020

Residential, Commercial and Plumbing Field Inspections Resume with Restrictions

The City of Saskatoon Building Standards has developed a proactive strategy to provide a safe and supportive plan for field inspections, following all guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Office and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan. As a result, starting the week of May 25th some field inspections will resume:

  • On-site residential and commercial building permit inspections and plumbing permit inspections are available for unoccupied construction. For new building framing inspections, submit shop drawings to prior to inspection date;
  • Remote video inspections will continue to for residential living units that are occupied;
  • Inspectors will call the customer in advance of the inspection to ensure the unoccupied construction is vacant and ready for inspection. For video inspection, established practises will continue; and,.
  • Plumbing inspectors will continue to contact the customer to arrange inspection times. This is an important change that has seen great benefits for both the inspectors and the customers.

The City of Saskatoon has outlined roles and responsibilities for both employees and residents while employees are visiting public property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details can be found under Frequently Asked Questions, Is City service work continuing at private properties during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In addition, the following service changes remain in effect:

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Questions? Reach out to our permit file support team by calling 306.975.2645, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Building, Plumbing & Demolition Permits

Learn more about submittal requirements, forms, and fees for building, plumbing, and demolition permits. Did you know you can now submit your Residential Type A building and development permit application online? Click on the button below to create your account and submit your application.

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Did you know you can now book your inspection and view your inspection reports online? Learn more about booking your inspection, site security, and preparing for your building inspection.

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Building & Property Information

Change or register a new address. Get historical information about your property. Find building records and blueprints, and current reports on building permits.

Forms & Brochures

Know what permits you need? Go straight to our list of PDF forms. Or browse the list to make sure you have everything you need for your current project. 

Building Standards Announcements

Here are recent updates to Building Standards requirements.

Building Bylaw

The new Building Bylaw No. 9455 is one of the pieces of legislation that regulates building construction in Saskatoon. This bylaw provides transparency around application requirements and permitting conditions.

Energy Requirements for Buildings

Find out if energy compliance applies to your project, and what documents you will need when applying for a building and development permit.