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

As of April 2019, the National Research Council (NRC) is offering free access to the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code and the National Energy Code for Buildings. Please visit Publications at the NRC website for more detail.

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.
 Demolition Building and Development Application (NEW) Hard copy pages 1 and 4 to be submitted for all demolition projects. 
 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. 
 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. 
 Design Professional Contact Form The supplementary contact form is available for projects where licensed design professionals are involved

Complete Application Checklists - NEW
File  Description 
 Permit Application Checklist - Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Residential (Type B) - New Buildings & Additions

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

 Permit Application Checklist - Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Residential (Type B) - Phased Buildings & Additions

A checklist to prepare your submission package for phased buildings and additions other than group dwelling sites, single family dwellings and Alternative Family Care Homes. Phased permits do not have shorter turnaround times. The established turnaround time is applied to each phase. Phased building permit applications may be desirable when an applicant wants to begin construction on a project, but does not have all of the required documents for the entire project.

 Permit Application Checklist - Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Residential (Type B) - Alterations

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

 Permit Application Checklist - Alternative Family Care Homes (AFCH) 

A checklist to prepare your submission package for an Alternative Family Care Home (includes new, addition, conversions to an AFCH, alterations, garages/accessory buildings, decks and basement developments)

 Permit Application Checklist - Group Dwelling Sites

A checklist to prepare your submission package for projects on a residential group dwelling site (includes new, additions, alterations, garages/accessory buildings, decks and basement developments)

Drawing Requirements - find out what information is required on your drawings
File  Description 
 Residential (Type A) Building Permits Documents and drawing information required for Residential (Type A) building and development permit applications
 Drawing Requirements General information required to be shown on drawings submitted with a building and development permit application package

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)
 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. 
 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. 
 Exclusion of Basement Perimeter Walls  Request to exclude basement perimeter walls from scope of project.
 Exterior Insulation and Finish System NEW FORM! 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
 Permit Extension Request Residential permits expire 2 years after being issued. If more time is required, this form is used to request an extension. 
 Permit Reinstatement Request Request to reinstate a Building and Development Permit which has been closed. Please note that a new permit is required if there have been any changes the project. 
 Special Inspection Application To request a special inspection when required
 Spray Foam Insulation Request NEW FORM! 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
 Thermal Barrier Spray Application NEW FORM! Request form required to be completed and submitted for spray applied thermal barrier application
 Transfer Of Building Permit Owner Request To transfer responsibilities of an open (current) building permit
 Ventilation Design Sheet New! A simplified ventilation design, making it easier for home owners to apply for building permits. Must be submitted with all applications as of March 18, 2019. 
 Ventilation Verification A New! Ventilation Certification and Verification Form for systems using an HRV interconnected to a forced air heating system. This form will be required to be submitted before the final inspection for building permits applied on or after March 18, 2019. This form will also be accepted for applications made before this date.  
 Ventilation Verification B NewVentilation Certification and Verification Form for systems using an HRV not interconnected to a forced air heating system. This form will be required to be submitted before the final inspection for building permits applied on or after March 18, 2019. This form will also be accepted for applications made before this date.
 Ventilation Verification C NewVentilation Certification and Verification Form for systems using interconnected supply and exhaust fans for ventilation. This form will be required to be submitted before the final inspection for building permits applied on or after March 18, 2019. This form will also be accepted for applications made before this date.
 Ventilation Verification D NewVentilation Certification and Verification Form for exhaust only ventilation systems. This form will be required to be submitted before the final inspection for building permits applied on or after March 18, 2019. This form will also be accepted for applications made before this date.
 Ventilation System Certification Completed by contractor and submitted after installation to ensure the ventilation system follows the approved ventilation design. For permits applied for before March 18, 2019 only.

Residential Information and Handouts
File  Description
 Additions to Dwellings Brochure Information for additions to one unit dwellings
 Addressing Key Plan Requirments for Group Dwelling Sites Sample addressing key plans for residential group dwelling sites
 Alternative Family Care Homes Indicates some types of alternative family care homes as well as submission requirements (previously referred to as Residential Care Homes)
 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
 Fire Department Access for Group Dwelling Sites  Submission requirements and fire department access route design information for group dwelling sites
 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
 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 Building Permits Information indicating what documents are required for Residential (Type A) building and development permit applications
 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
 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.
 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). 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. 
 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. 
 Occupancy Application - Final Application for final occupancy of a building.
 Occupancy Application - Interim Application for interim occupancy of a building to occupy prior to final completion.
 Permit Extension Request Building and Development Permit are issued with an expiry date. If more time is required, this form is used to request an extension.
 Permit Reinstatement Request Request to reinstate a Building and Development Permit which has been closed. Please note that a new permit is required if there have been any changes the project. 
 Site Development Declaration Site Development Declaration for phased permit applications and group dwelling site permit applications. Please refer to the Site Development Declaration handout for further details.
 Special Inspection Application Form To request a special inspection when required
 Spray Foam Insulation Request (for use of Polyurethane Foam) 

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

 Thermal Barrier Spray Application NEW FORM! Request form required to be completed and submitted for spray applied thermal barrier 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 
 Addressing Key Plan Requirements for Commercial Industrial Sample addressing key plans for commercial and industrial multi-unit and multi-storey sites
 Addressing Key Plan Requirments for Group Dwelling Sites Sample addressing key plans for residential group dwelling sites
 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
 Building Permit Fee Schedule Indicating current building permit fees for all types of construction
 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
 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
 Fire Department Access for Group Dwelling Sites  Submission requirements and fire department access route design information for group dwelling sites
 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
 Occupancy Permit Information  Occupancy permit information for residential and commercial buildings.
 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
 Site Development Declaration  Information on the review process for phased permit applications and group dwelling site permit applications
 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. 

 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

Energy Requirements for Buildings
Section 9.36 of the National Building Code
File  Description 
 Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - 9.36 Information if Section 9.36 of the NBC applies to your project and the submission forms for compliance.
 Energy Framework Guide Provides compliance paths and what is required to be submitted for each path
 Energy Efficiency Handbook Energy Efficiency Handbook

National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)
File  Description 
 Energy Efficiency Compliance Form - NECB Describes how the National Energy Code for Buildings may apply to your project and design professional requirements
 Energy Framework Guide Displays compliance path options and what is required to be submitted for each path
 National Energy Code Drawing Requirements Information required to be shown on the drawings to demonstrate energy compliance - additional Building Standards Drawing Requirements still apply.
 Project Summary - NECB Submission form indicating base building information, compliance path chosen and design professionals responsible
 Prescriptive Report - NECB Submission details for the prescriptive path of energy compliance
 Trade - Off Report - NECB Submission details for the trade-off path of energy compliance 
 Performance Report - NECB Submission details for the performance path of energy compliance 
 Commitment Letter for Field Review - NECB Required at building permit application stage for items designed under the National Energy Code for Buildings.

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. 
 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. Please visit the Queen's Printer at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/ for the most current version of the Regulations.
The Building and Accessibility Standards Administration Regulations Legislation within UBASA indicating license 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.