Building Standards Announcements
The following are current updates on Building Standards. Please note, updates older than one year may be located elsewhere on the Building Standards pages or removed.
December 2017 - Installation of Cooking and Ventilation Equipment (NFPA 96)
December 13, 2017
Installation of Cooking and Ventilation Equipment (NFPA 96)
Building and development permit applications that include the installation or alteration of commercial cooking and ventilation equipment submitted on or after January 1, 2018 may require the Installation of Cooking and Ventilation Equipment form to be submitted.
Note: The new form is not required for dwelling units and Alternative Family Care Homes.
For more information see the Installation of Cooking and Ventilation Equipment FAQ document or email: email@example.com
November 2017 - The 2015 National Building Code Implementation & Building Bylaw No. 9455 Enforcement
November 30, 2017
2015 National Building Code Implementation
The Province of Saskatchewan recently indicated that the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) has been adopted in Saskatchewan for implementation on January 1, 2018.
What can customers expect?
- Building and Development Permit Applications submitted prior to January 1, 2018 will continue to be reviewed and approved to the 2010 NBC.
- Building and Development Permit Applications submitted on or after January 1, 2018 will be reviewed to the 2015 NBC.
- Since July 1, 2017, the Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36 is required to be submitted for all buildings that fall under the scope of 9.36 of the 2015 National Building Code.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Provincial Building Standards and Licensing Branch
City of Saskatoon Building Bylaw No. 9455 Enforcement
Enforcement of the City of Saskatoon Building Bylaw No. 9455 will begin on January 1, 2018. Some of the changes have been listed below in the May 2017 - Updated Building Bylaw announcement.
What can customers expect?
- The updated Bylaw provides a platform to communicate building permit requirements and conditions in a clear and consistent manner, promote good neighbor practices through transparent building permit program administration, and support the City’s Strategic Goals by balancing growth with accountability and public safety.
June 2017- Plumbing Regulations & 2015 National Plumbing Code Adoption
June 21, 2017
Plumbing Regulations and 2015 National Plumbing Code Adoption
Effective July 1, 2017 the Province of Saskatchewan will be implementing the amended Plumbing Regulations. The Plumbing Regulations have adopted The 2015 National Plumbing Code (NPC) of Canada subject to the amendments set out in Appendix A of the new regulations.
The City of Saskatoon will be applying the new regulations July 1, 2017. The new regulations will apply to any permits issued on or after July 1, 2017 during which a phase in period will begin with full enforcement on October 1, 2017. The City of Saskatoon plumbing permit fees and structure are to remain the same.
The Plumbing Regulations and the Saskatchewan Amendments to Appendices of the 2015 National Plumbing Code are available to view and purchase at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca or call 1-800-226-7302. The provincial website also has a link to The National Research Council of Canada where the 2015 NPC can be purchased.
As always, a plumbing permit can only be applied for by a certified plumbing contractor.
For more information email: email@example.com
May 2017 - Updated Building Bylaw
May 24, 2017
City Council updated its Building Bylaw and repealed its 25-year-old predecessor at its Tuesday, May 23 meeting.
Updates to the Bylaw will enhance program transparency by clarifying and clearly communicating application requirements and permitting conditions. New permitting conditions will reinforce and support good neighbour practices; some conditions include:
- Defining permit expiry dates;
- Outlining the process for requesting a permit extension; and
- Clarifying site conditions and construction signage requirements.
Importantly, key industry stakeholders were involved in improving the way life-safety systems are addressed throughout the building process. These partners helped incorporate new requirements for on-site life-safety system reviews to make sure installations are done in accordance with the approved engineered design; this was previously outside the scope of the program.
The updated Bylaw will contain new administration fees to support the sustainability of the Building Inspection and Plan Review Programs. The administration fees will apply only to customers who request to:
- Extend the term of their building permit;
- Reinstate a building permit; or
- Cancel a building permit.
Full enforcement of the Bylaw provisions is proposed for January 1, 2018. Building Standards Division will work with industry and civic departments over the next six months to develop an implementation plan to support the rollout of the updated Bylaw.
Overall, the updated Bylaw provides a platform to communicate building permit requirements and conditions in a clear and consistent manner, promote good neighbor practices through transparent building permit program administration, and support the City’s Strategic Goals by balancing growth with accountability and public safety.
April 2017 - Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36
On July 1, 2017, the new Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36 will be required to be submitted for all buildings that fall under the scope of 9.36 of the 2015 National Building Code. The document can be found under Residential Submission Forms and Commercial Submission Forms on the Forms and Brochures page. Please also see the supplementary Energy Efficiency Compliance 9.36 Information Sheet. The information sheet will also be stored on the Forms and Brochures page.
November 2016 - Ventilation Design Sheets
Beginning on January 1, 2017, the new ventilation design sheets will be required for Residential Building and Development Permit applications that currently require the ventilation design sheets to be submitted. Please note, these documents have already been uploaded and may be found under Residential Forms on the Forms and Brochures page.
June 2016 - Secondary Suite Booklet
In addition, please see the Inspection Handbook for New Homes which is an informational guide with respect to the inspection steps for new home construction. This handbook can be found under Residential Forms on the Forms and Brochures page.