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Garden and Garage Suites


Looking for help with planning, designing and constructing your garden or garage suite? The Regulations and Design Guidelines for Garden & Garage Suites outlines the regulations you must follow to ensure that your project is compatible with Saskatoon’s older residential areas.

Application process:

  1. Submit the application, all required information and associated fee to Planning and Development.
  2. A pre-inspection is performed by the Development Review Section to ensure sustainability of the site.
  3. The application is sent to appropriate Civic Departments for comments. Nearby property owners are notified of the proposal and may submit comments.
  4. Input from all interested parties or groups is considered by Administration. Planning and development may deny, approve or approve subject to conditions.
  5. If approved, final plans shall be submitted to Planning and Development and application made for a building permit.
  6. If approved with conditions, the applicant may appeal the conditions to the Development Appeals Board.
  7. If denied, the applicant may apply to City Council to review and confirm or alter the decision of the Administration.

Apply Online

Applying for your permit online is quick and easy. Refer to our Online Permit Quick Start Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for your permit.

Apply Online

Approved Permit Package

Once your permit is approved, paid for and obtained, construction can begin. Building Standards offers next day inspections for all mandatory inspection stages identified within your permit package. Book inspections online at

Things to remember:

  • For larger projects, consider hiring a designer to draft required construction drawings.
  • Call SaskPower at 1-888-757-6937 before you dig to locate utility lines and property easements.
  • If your project could impact a city tree, visit for more information and requirements on tree protection.
  • Installing a new driveway or need a disposal bin for your project? Visit
  • A plumbing system cannot be constructed, extended, altered, renewed, or repaired without a plumbing permit. For more information refer to the Plumbing Project Guide. 
  • It is the responsibility of the owner and contractor to ensure all construction is in accordance with the National Building Code, the Building Bylaw No. 9455, Zoning Bylaw No. 8770 and other regulations.