Building Permits

A building permit is used to collect information from anyone undertaking a project large or small to ensure that buildings provide both the people living within and those living adjacent to the building with a minimum level of safety and security. A building permit allows a licensed building official to review and verify that the aspects of construction meet the minimum requirements of the National Building Code of Canada.

A building permit is required whenever you are planning on building, renovating, moving or demolishing a building or planning a change of use or an addition to a new or existing building.

2015 Building Code Changes - Information Package
 

As of July 1, 2017 the province of Saskatchewan will be adopting the 2015 edition of the National Building Code. 

Prior to July 1, 2017 - Building permit applications that have been submitted with a full set of plans prior to July 1, 2017 will be considered in process and will be assessed under the 2010 National Building Code.

On or after July 1, 2017 – Building permit applications or plans received on or after July 1st will be assessed under the provisions of the 2015 National Building Code. 


Construction, Renovation and Demolition Fire Safety Plan
 

Commercial Building Permit Application
Click on the link above to print a building permit application.

Commercial Assurance of Field Review
 

Residential Building Permit Application
Click on the link above to print a building permit application.

To submit building plans electronically, email them to buildingplans@citypa.com along with either a completed application form or, if an application form has already been submitted, contact information along with the civic address of the building.


Commercial Building Permit Drawing Requirements


Residential Building Permit Drawing Requirements


Fee Schedule
The costs of all permits are shown on the Fee Schedule page.

Frequently-asked Questions (FAQs)
 This list addresses common questions including when to get a building permit, the timelines that are involved, etc.  

Building Bylaw
 

Building Permit Statistics and Newsletters
The City of Prince Albert provides building permit statistics on a monthly and quarterly basis as well as a quarterly newsletter.

National Building Code of Canada

The National Building Code of Canada is a federal act adopted by the Province of Saskatchewan through Corrections and administered by individual municipalities. The Province of Saskatchewan has adopted three main Acts that work hand-in-hand with the National Building Code: 

  1. The Building and Accessibility Standards Administration Regulations define the licensing requirements that must be met to be a licensed building official.
  2. The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations set out the rules governing when a building must meet barrier-free (handicap) requirements.
  3. The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act defines the powers and enforcement procedures followed by a building inspector.

It is important to note that in Saskatchewan, the owner of a property is responsible for ensuring that every building on their property meets the standards imposed by the National Building Code of Canada and local building codes.

Related Links
Building Standards - Codes and Standards Program

Planning and Development Services
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Phone:  306.953.4370
Fax:  306.953.4380