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Building and development permits are required and inspections are performed, to ensure buildings provide the necessary life safety and fire safety requirements. The Building Permit review and corresponding inspections are administered under the regulations contained in the Building Bylaw, the Swimming Pool Bylaw, the Construction Codes Act and the National Building Code of Canada

Introducing ePermitting

Starting March 1, 2022, building, development and plumbing permits can be done completely online through the City of Saskatoon’s new ePermitting system. ePermitting will let people apply for permits, track the progress of the application and even request inspections all digitally – reducing the need for in person visits to City Hall and increasing transparency around the permitting process.

How to use ePermitting

  1. Quick Start (pre-application) Guide
  2. How to create/login to your account
  3. How to apply for a permit
  4. How to pay fees after submitting application
  5. How to check the status of your permit
  6. How to book an inspection

Once you have reviewed the above user guides, visit to register your account or to sign-in to the online portal.

Project Guides

Project Guides provide step-by-step instructions to guide you through the permit application process from start to finish. Check out our latest project guides for garages, decks, infill projects and more!

Building & Development Permits

Find out if your project requires a building and development permit.

Building & Development Permit Fees

Find out how much a building and development permit will cost for your project. 

Building & Development Permit Turnaround Time

Learn more about permit turnaround times for residential building and development projects.

Bylaws and Policies

Find bylaws and civic policies that are applicable to your building and development project.