A development permit allows a specific type of development to commence after it's been checked to adhere to all the regulations of the City of Chestermere’s Land Use Bylaw and any other relevant policies or plans, such as area development plans and the Municipal Government Act. Plan reviews, approvals, and site inspections may be part of the process; it looks at land use, site development, streetscape, planning principles, densities, landscaping, parking and more.
A building permit allows the construction, alteration, repair, relocation, demolition or change of occupancy for any building to commence in compliance with Alberta Building Code. The code is designed to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction to provide for public health, safety, and welfare in the community. Mandatory inspections by the City’s Safety Codes Inspectors complement the contractor’s experience and act as a system of checks and balances resulting in a safer project.
Both a Development Permit and a Building Permit are required for most building construction and additions in the City of Chestermere. It is best to confirm with the Development Services Department whether you need a permit for your construction or renovation project.