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We are continuously making updates to the Building Standards documents.

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Please refer back to this page and the other Building Standards pages for the most up-to-date information. 

Access to the building code, plumbing code, energy code, fire code, etc. may be found at your local library or a version can be purchased through the National Research Council website under Publications at https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/publications/codes_centre/codes_guides.html

Common Application Forms
File  Description 
 Commercial Building and Development Application (NEW) Hard copy pages 1 and 3 to be submitted for all commercial (including hotels/motels), industrial and institutional projects - NEW as of March 1st, 2018. 
 Demolition Building and Development Application (NEW) Hard copy pages 1 and 4 to be submitted for all demolition projects. NEW as of March 1st, 2018
 Application Form for Plumbing Permit Hard copy required to be completed and submitted when applying for a plumbing permit (to be completed by a registered plumbing contractor)
 Residential Building and Development Application (NEW) Hard copy pages 1 and 2 to be submitted for all residential projects (including group dwelling sites) and alternative family care homes. NEW as of March 1st, 2018
 Complete Building and Development Application Package (For your reference) Forms 1 through 4 displaying the front end application contact information, the residential page, the commercial page and lastly the demolition page. NEW as of March 1st, 2018
 Design Professional Contact Form The supplementary contact form is available for projects where licensed design professionals are involvedNEW as of March 1, 2018

Submission Checklists
File  Description 
 Alternative Family Care Home Checklist

A checklist to prepare your submission package for an alternative family care home building and development permit application

 Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Residential Projects Checklist

A checklist to prepare your submission package for buildings other than group dwelling sites, single family dwellings and Alternative Family Care Homes

 Group Dwelling Site Checklist A checklist to prepare you submission package for a residential group dwelling site

Residential Submission Forms
File  Description
 Alterations to Dwellings and Basement Development Information for interior alterations to one unit dwellings including basement developments. See the handout on New Secondary Suites for information on developing a suite in your house.
 Asbestos Removal Notification Form Required to be submitted for all buildings constructed before 1983. The Asbestos Removal Notification Form indicates if any asbestos will be disturbed or removed during work.
 Assurance of Field Review Required after application stage (when commitment letter was initially required), prior to building permit closure and occupancy. For another option, please see the fillable Assurance of Field Review
 Basement Development Letter of Use for One Unit Dwelling Form for owner to certify the developed area not used as a separate dwelling unit (suite)
 Basement Development Letter of Use for Two Unit Dwelling Form for owner to certify the developed area not used as a separate dwelling unit (suite)
 Building Move Forms (outside city limits) General information for moving a building from within city limits to outside city limits
 Building Move Forms (within city limits) General information for moving a building from outside or within the city to a site within city limits
 Commitment for Field Review - Structural Required at building permit application stage for items designed under Part 4 of the National Building Code or an alternative solution. For another option, please see the fillable Commitment for Field Review - Structural 
 Decks and Patios Information for deck construction, to be submitted with application package
 Encroachment Agreement Application Form Request for encroachment of building over city property. For another option, please see the fillable Encroachment Agreement Application
 Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36 Criteria to meet energy compliance for buildings under the scope of 9.36 of the 2015 NBC (Information sheet soon to follow, located under handouts)
 Exclusion of Basement Perimeter Walls  Request for excluding basement perimeter walls from scope of project.
 Exterior Insulation and Finish System Request for use of Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
 Garages and Accessory Buildings General information for detached garages and accessory buildings to be submitted with the building permit application.
 Mid-Rise Wood Frame Building - National Fire Code - Site Fire Safety Construction Site Fire Safety Contractor Commitment
 Special Inspection Application To request a special inspection when required
 Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam Insulation Request Request form required to be completed and submitted for spray foam insulation application
 Swimming Pools Information on The Private Swimming Pools Bylaw and requirements for swimming pools
 Transfer Of Building Permit Owner Request To transfer responsibilities of an open (current) building permit
 Ventilation Design Sheet (S1/S2): One or Two Speed Exhaust Fan w/ Oudoor Air Form for one or two speed exhaust fan with outdoor air system (to be completed and submitted with building permit application)
 Ventilation Design Sheet (S3/S4/S5/S6): HRV or Supply/Exhaust System Form for Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or supply/exhaust system (to be completed and submitted with building permit application)
 Ventilation Design Sheet (S7): Exhaust Only System Form for exhaust only principal system (to be completed and submitted with building permit application)
 Ventilation System Certification Completed by contractor and submitted after installation to ensure the ventilation system follows the approved ventilation design

Residential Information and Handouts
File  Description
 Additions to Dwellings Brochure Information for additions to one unit dwellings
 Bed and Breakfast Homes Brochure General information and requirements for bed and breakfast homes
 Below Grade Entry Minimum requirements for exterior unheated entryways
 Building Bylaw 9455 Enact municipal regulations regarding building, occupancy and demolition permits
 Building Permit Fee Schedule Indicating current building permit fees for all types of construction
 Built-Up Wood Beams Guidelines for built-up wood beams
 ​C09-029 Plan Review and Building Inspection Policy Council policy for review and inspection of residential building permits and ground oriented residential building
 Character Homes Brochure Information for character home renovations
 Contractor's Handbook Centralized document with the information needed for a successful build
 Energy Efficiency Compliance 9.36 Information Sheet Information for Energy Efficiency Compliance as per Section 9.36
 Foundation Wall Reinforcement Minimum requirements for residential foundation walls greater than 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) without involvement of a design professional
 Foundation Wall Window Opening Reinforcement Minimum requirements for openings in concrete foundation walls wider than 1.2 m (4 ft)
 Garden and Garage Suites Typical items required for garden and garage suites
 Guide to Residential Permits Brochure The guide indicating when a building permit is required and submission requirements
 Group Dwelling Sites Site Plan Requirements for Group Dwelling Sites
 Home Inspection Handbook - New Homes   A reference booklet for new home residential inspection stages. 
 How to Build A Deck A booklet with instructions on how to design and build a wood deck. For best printing results, print as a booklet. This option should be available under "page scaling."
 Insulated Concrete Form Assemblies Submission requirements for Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) assemblies
 Ladder Beam Construction Information for acceptable ladder beam construction
 Legalizing Suites Information for legalizing suites developed and occupied prior to January 1, 1999
 Mandatory Inspections Brochure The stages of inspections and instructions on booking an inspection
 Modular Buildings and Ready to Move Homes (RTM's) Typical requirements for submitting a modular building application
 Pile and Grade Beam Foundations Information on pile and grade beam construction for garages, covered decks and three season rooms.
 Residential Inspection Stages Descriptions of each stage of construction that requires an inspection
 Secondary Suites (new suites) Information for new secondary suites. Also see section 5.30 in the Zoning Bylaw for additional information
 Secondary Suites Handbook A handbook with instructions on how to create a secondary suite
 Shallow Foundation Guidelines Minimum requirements for residential shallow foundations
 Snow on Roofs  Information regarding the impacts of snow on a roof
 Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
 Solar Panel Information Information on when a permit is required for solar panels and what information is required
 Tall Walls (greater than 12') Requirements for walls over 3.6 m (12 ft) high without involvement of design professional
 Tree Protection Fact Sheet Requirements for protecting city trees during construction
 Waste and Recycling Service Guidelines Information on waste and recycling service guidelines

Commercial Submission Forms
File  Description 
 Alterations to Dwellings and Basement Development  Information for interior alterations to one unit dwellings including basement developments to be submitted with building permit application
 Alternative Solutions Form Required to be submitted when requesting an alternative solution to the National Building Code
 Asbestos Removal Notification Form Required to be submitted for all buildings constructed before 1983. The Asbestos Removal Notification Form indicates if any asbestos will be disturbed or removed during work.
 Assurance of Field Review Required after application stage (when commitment letter was initially required), prior to building permit closure and occupancy
 Building Code Analysis For new buildings, additions and change of occupancy permit applications, etc
 Commitment for Field Review - Alternative Solution  Required at building permit application stage for items designed under the scope of an alternative solution. 
 Commitment for Field Review - Structural  Required at building permit application stage for items designed under Part 4 of the National Building Code. For another option, please see the fillable Commitment for Field Review - Structural 
 Commitment for Field Review - Engineered Life Safety Systems  Required at building permit application stage for life safety systems designed within the scope of Part 3 of the NBC for fire protection and occupant safety (including mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems). For another option, please see the fillable Commitment for Field Review - Engineered Life Safety Systems. Please refer to the Commitment for Field Review - Engineered Life Safety Systems informational form for further details.
 Cooking and Ventilation Equipment Systems (NFPA 96) Indicates the permit process for cooking and ventilation equipment in commercial buildings.
 Decks and Patios Information for deck construction to be submitted with building permit application
 Encroachment Agreement Application Request for encroachment of building over city property. For another option, please see the fillable Encroachment Agreement Application
 Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36 Criteria to meet energy compliance for buildings under the scope of 9.36 of the 2015 NBC (Information sheet soon to follow, located under handouts)
 Low Hazard Occupancy Request

Submission and building code requirements for proposed low hazard occupancy (F3)

 Mid-Rise Wood Frame Building - National Fire Code - Site Fire Safety Construction Site Fire Safety Contractor Commitment. For another option, please see the fillable Mid-Rise Wood Frame Building - National Fire Code - Site Fire Safety
 Occupancy Application - Final Application for final occupancy of a building. For another option, please see the fillable Occupancy Application - Final
 Occupancy Application - Interim Application for interim occupancy of a building to occupy prior to final completion. For another option, please see the fillable Occupancy Application - Interim
 Special Inspection Application Form To request a special inspection when required
 Spray Foam Insulation Request (for use of Polyurethane Foam) 

Request form required to be completed and submitted for spray foam application

 Transfer Of Building Permit Owner Request To transfer responsibilities of an open (current) building permit
 Underground Tanks Required to install or remove all underground tanks

Commercial Information and Handouts
File  Description 
 Alternative Family Care Homes Indicates some types of alternative family care homes as well as submission requirements (previously referred to as Residential Care Homes)
 Alternative Solutions Handout Information for requesting an alternative solution to the National Building Code
 Awning and Canopy Guidelines Hard copy required to be completed and submitted with commercial building permit application drawings.
 Balcony Enclosure Guidelines Requirements for balcony enclosures
 Building Bylaw No. 9455 Enact municipal regulations regarding building, occupancy and demolition permits
 Child Care Facilities Considerations and requirements for child care facilities
 Condominium Conversions Life safety and building permit application requirements for condominium conversions
 Contractor's Handbook Centralized document with the information needed for a successful build
 Damage to Infrastructure Process of evaluating damage to infrastructure caused by construction or demolition
 Drawing Requirements Requirements for drawings submitted with a building permit application package
 Energy Efficiency Compliance 9.36 Information Sheet Information for Energy Efficiency Compliance as per Section 9.36
 Engineered Life Safety Systems Information Information regarding the new Commitment Letter for Field Review for Engineered Life Safety Systems
 Fabric Covered Buildings Typical building code and submission requirements for fabric covered buildings
 Legalizing Existing Multiple-Unit Dwellings Typical requirements for legalizing existing multiple-unit dwellings
 Mezzanine Information Typical requirements for mezzanines in new or existing buildings
 Modular Building Information Typical requirements for submitting a modular building application
 Noise Bylaw Information Noise bylaw requirements in and around construction sites
 Phased Permits Indicates the general process and submission requirements for phased building permits
 Requirement for a Design Professional Typical cases when a design professional is required to be involved
 Seasonal Permits When a seasonal building permit is applicable and the submission requirements
 Snow On Roofs Information regarding the impacts of snow on a roof
 Solar Panel Information Information on when a permit is required for solar panels and what information is required
 Spatial Separations Explanations and requirements for spatial separations
 Tree Protection Fact Sheet Requirements for protecting city trees during construction
 Waste and Recycling Service Guidelines Information on waste and recycling service guidelines

Demolition Forms and Information
File  Description 
 Demolition Building and Development Application (NEW)

Hard copy pages 1 and 4 to be submitted for all demolition projects. NEW as of March 1st, 2018

 Asbestos Removal Notification Form Required to be submitted for all buildings constructed before 1983. The Asbestos Removal Notification Form indicates if any asbestos will be disturbed or removed during work.
 Damage to Infrastructure Process of evaluating damage to infrastructure caused by construction or demolition
 Declaration of Intent For owner and contractor to state the amount of debris and disposal location of material resulting from demolitions (including asbestos)
 Tree Protection Fact Sheet Requirements for protecting city trees during construction

Plumbing Forms and Information
File  Description 
 Alternative Solutions For Plumbing Handout Requirements for requesting an alternative solution to the National Plumbing Code
 Alternative Solutions Form Request for an alternative solution to the National Plumbing Code
 Assurance of Field Review Required where an alternative solution has been approved, prior to plumbing permit closure and prior to occupancy
 Commitment For Field Review Required with an application for an alternative solution.
 Application Form for Plumbing Permit Hard copy required to be completed and submitted when applying for a plumbing permit.
 Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems Guidelines Guidelines for various solar domestic hot water system scenarios
 Stainless Steel Pipe and Fittings for Potable Water Systems For stainless steel pipe and pipe fittings to be used as alternative material for potable water systems

Building and Property Information Forms and Brochures 
(PID, Address Change, Authorization to Release Plans, Stat Information Request, etc.)
File  Description 
 Consent to Disclose Building Plan Drawings  Consent from the owner of a building to allow another person to view the building permit drawings
 Address Change Application Request for address change by property owner
 Building Permit Statistical Information Request To request statistical reports generated by building standards. For another option please see the fillable Building Permit Statistical Information Request
 Property Information Disclosure Application Request for Property Information Disclosure. For another option, please see the fillable Property Information Disclosure Application
 Property Information Disclosure Brochure Outlines the contents of a property information disclosure final report

Provincial Legislation

As the province makes continuous updates to the following documents, please refer to the Queen's Printer for the most current versions. 

File  Description 
The Plumbing Regulations Legislation providing the Government of Saskatchewan the ability to establish plumbing standards. Please visit the Queen's Printer and search for The Plumbing Regulations for the most current version.
The Building and Accessibility Standards Administration Regulations Legislation within UBASA indicating licence and examination requirements for building officials. Please visit the Queen's Printer at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/ for the most current version of the Administration Regulations.
Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (UBASA) Legislation providing Government of Saskatchewan the authority to: administer the Act and establish building and accessibility standards. Please visit the Queen's Printer at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/ for the most current version of the Act.
Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations Legislation within UBASA indicating general building standards and accessibility standards with amendments to the National Building Code. Please visit the Queen's Printer at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/ for the most current version of the Regulations.