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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.

Building & Property Information

Building and Property Information

Important Notice | COVID-19

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 inspections@saskatoon.ca 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 QuestionsIs City service work continuing at private properties during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In addition, the following service changes remain in effect:

For more information or to book your inspection please visit saskatoon.ca/services-residents/building-renovations-permits/inspections.

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

Visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19 for the latest information.

Property Information Disclosures

A Property Information Disclosure (PID) report contains historical property information pertaining to civic addresses in Saskatoon. Anyone can apply and receive a PID report for a fee. Fees are charged per civic address searched. A PID is commonly requested by realtors, homeowners, purchasers, or lawyers during a purchase or sale of a property. A PID report provides information relating to:

  • Building and plumbing permit history 
  • Occupancy permits for existing suites in one-unit dwellings
  • Outstanding deficiencies or orders related to building and plumbing permits
  • Outstanding fire orders
  • Heritage and zoning designations

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Property Information Disclosure application. 
  2. Submit completed application with payment to Building Standards. 

If an update to the report is required a new PID request must be submitted and the fee paid. 

Payment

  • Payment can be made in-person at the Building Standards desk at time of application submission. 
  • Anyone requiring PID reports on an ongoing basis may set up a PID billing account through City of Saskatoon Corporate Revenue at (306) 975-2400

 What you can expect from us?

  • Average turnaround time to complete a PID report is three business days. Multiple-unit dwellings or complex requests, such as a strip mall may take longer.
  • Building Standards will not share PID results with anyone except the original applicant indicated on the PID application.

 How you can help us?

  • Apply early.
  • Double check to ensure application details are correct, including the billing account number.

View Property Information Online

Building Standards has launched a Property Information Online tool to provide free access to view building and plumbing permit information online. With this tool, users can search by civic address to view the permit number, issue date, description, and status of a permit(s) associated with a desired property. The tool draws information from a central database, and can provide information on the status of a building or plumbing permit.

For example, an open permit will indicate a status of “In Progress”, allowing customers easy access to see if action is underway on a property. This feature is ideal for residents who wish to know if a property has an open permit or for realtors who want confirmation that a permit is closed prior to ordering an updated Property Information Disclosure. The tool searches properties based on civic address, allowing customers to search property information related one and two-unit dwellings with ease. 

What is the Property Information Online tool?
The tool provides customers with free online access to view:
 
  • Building and plumbing permit information (including permit number, issue date, description, and permit status)
  • Address information (legal land description and site area)
  • Zoning and Heritage designation of the property

Use the Property Information Online Tool

You can access the Property Information Tool here.

How does the tool compare to a Property Information Disclosure?

The report generated by the tool is not an official city record, and does not disclose information related to:

  • Building and plumbing permit orders or deficiencies
  • Zoning compliance orders
  • Fire orders from the Saskatoon Fire Department

To obtain full property information, please complete the Property Information Disclosure application.

Statistical Information 
Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2020
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  • December

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2019

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2018

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2017

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2016

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2015

Monthly Building Permit Reports - 2014

Are you searching for different information than what is available above? 

Weekly Building Report

Become a paid subscriber and receive a Weekly Building Report. This report provides a list of all permits issued, type of construction, value of construction, site address, and contractor information.  It is available on a yearly subscription basis for $147 (GST included).  Complete the Statistical Information Request Form form and return it to our office with your payment. Yearly subscription fees are nonrefundable.

Statistical Information Request

Look for specific building or permit data in Saskatoon? Complete the Statistical Information Request Form form. The cost for information is assessed on an individual basis and varies depending on the complexity of the request. 
 

Building Plans at City Hall 

Building plans for most structures in Saskatoon are available to be viewed by property owners and those with permission. Building Standards does not interpret the drawings for customers. We recommend you consult a design professional or a person knowledgeable in the National Building Code for feasibility studies and building specific questions, related to items such as sprinklers, structural design, occupancy classification, exiting design, etc.  

Building plan drawings can be viewed and printed at Building Standards, 3rd Floor - South Wing, City Hall. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Blueprints are available for viewing on a computer terminal. Customers may choose to have drawings printed on ledger size paper. The cost for printing is $2.50 per page plus applicable taxes. Cash, Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac are accepted. 

 How can you help us?

 

Civic Addressing

Civic addressing changes occur for a variety of reasons. Most common requests are owner initiated. The City of Saskatoon may also impose a civic addressing change due to an irregularity in the current addressing system, conflicting address, or a street name change.

Who can request a change of address?

Property owners and developers may request a change of address. The City of Saskatoon may initiate or impose a change of address.

Filing a Property Owner Application for a Civic Address Change

In order to file an application for a Civic Address Change, a property owner may:

By mail:

  1. Complete the request for change of address application form. (NOTE: There must be a separate application for each individual property and/or unit).
  2. Include a cheque or money order for the $55.00 application fee, payable to the City of Saskatoon.
  3. Submit application, application fee and any appropriate supporting materials to Building Standards, 222-3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5.

In person:

  1. Complete the request for change of address application form. (NOTE: There must be a separate application for each individual property and/or unit).
  2. Submit the application form and $55.00 application fee at Building Standards on the 3rd Floor of City Hall at 222-3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon.

Once an application form and payment is received, Building Standards staff will:

  • Send letters to all civic departments and utility companies advising them of the change and the effective date;
  • In the letter to the owner, advise them of the bylaw requirements for numbering of buildings and note that all correspondence and records must be adjusted.

Request For Change Of Address Initiated By The City

In the case of the City initiating a change of address, the following steps will be followed.

  1. Building Standards would send a registered letter to the owner of the property advising that an address change is necessary and co-ordinate with the owner the details of the change. (i.e., effective date, owners and City's responsibilities, etc.) In this letter, the City would also advise of bylaw requirements and reasons the change is necessary.
  2. Building Standards would also send letters to all civic departments and utility companies advising them of the change and the effective date.

NOTE: The fee associated with an address change is not applicable in this case.