Residential Permits and Applications

Find information about the permits and inspections you will need to build a new home or modify an existing home in Red Deer.

These Safety Tips brochures will help you understand when you need a permit. Whether you're building a deck or a swimming pool, help do your part in keeping Alberta safe by checking out the information in these brochures.

Business Licensing for Contractors will be required. Visit our Licences section for more details.

New Builds & Additions

Find information about the permits and inspections to build a new home or add on to your existing home in Red Deer.

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Decks

Find out if your deck plans will require you to have a permit and inspections.

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Fences

Good news! You don’t need a permit to build a fence but we do have some guidelines that you’ll need to follow.

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Secondary Suites

Secondary suites are allowed on a discretionary basis in Red Deer. You’ll need a development permit for the use of a secondary suite in a new or existing home.

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Hot Tubs & Pools

You’ll need a building permit and an electrical permit to place a hot tub on your property. Find out more...

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Mobile homes

Learn about permits that you need to place a new mobile home or relocate an existing mobile on a lot within the City of Red Deer.

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Electrical

If electrical wiring exists and you are replacing existing fixtures an electrical permit is not required. For any alterations or new wiring, a permit is required.

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Heating

You will need a heating permit for the installation of any HVAC or hydronic heating system.

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Plumbing

If plumbing exists and you are replacing fixtures, a plumbing permit is not required. For any alterations or new plumbing, a permit is required.

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Gas

You will need a gas permit for any gasfitting work.

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Fireplace Installation

You will require a fireplace installation permit for the installation of any gas or solid fuel burning fireplace.

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Service Connection

A service connection permit regulates the installation of service connection pipes from the municipal system to the property line as well as the installation of water meters.

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Private Sewage

You'll need a private sewage disposal system permit if you plan to have a private sewer. Learn more...

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Solar Permits

Planning to install a photovoltaic solar system? Find out what permits and inspections you need.

News & Notices

Proposed 2019 Operating Budget...

December 12, 2018

With a focus on community safety for our community, the recommended 2019 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining quality of life for Red Deerians.

Notify Red Deer system test this...

December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.