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.
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.
To submit building plans electronically, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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.
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