Permits

Development Permits

Please Note: all submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings and site plan(s), if applicable,  of the proposed development.

As per the Land Use Bylaw 1198/16, the definition of development includes:

  • an excavation or stockpile and the creation of either
  • building, addition to, or replacement/ repair of a building
  • change to use of land or building or modification of land or a building that results in likely change of use
  • difference in the intensity of use to land or building or modification to land or building that results in likely change in the intensity of use

A development permit is needed in the above circumstances as well as for new or moved-structures, accessory buildings that are larger than 108 square feet &/or taller than 8.2′, if the building use changes, & for decks higher than 2′ above grade.

Home businesses need a development permit as well as a Business License and Commercial, Institutional, and Multi-family developments must attain a development permit prior to being issued a building permit.

Section 2.2 of the Land Use Bylaw further outlines development that does or does not require permitting.

CANNABIS

Cannabis Commercial / Industrial Development Permit Application

Cannabis Commercial / Industrial Development Permit Application Checklist

Cannabis Commercial / Industrial Development Permit Application Letter of Intent

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional Development Permit Application

Commercial / Industrial Permit Submission Checklist

DEVELOPMENT SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUND

Development Security Deposit Refund Request Form

GRADING

Grading Development Permit Application

HOME BUSINESS

Home Business Development Permit Application

MANUFACTURED / MOBILE HOME

Manufactured / Mobile Home Permit Submission Checklist

MULTI RESIDENTIAL

Multi Residential Development Permit Application

NON RESIDENTIAL CHANGE IN USE / OCCUPANCY

Non-Residential Change in Use / Occupancy Permit Application

RESIDENTIAL

Residential Development Permit Application

Residential Permit Submission Checklist - Single Detached, Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex

SIGN

Sign Development Permit Application

UTILITY WORK PERMITS

Utility Work Development Permit Application

Utility Work Submission Checklist

Building Permits

Please Note: all submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings and site plan(s), if applicable,  of the proposed development.

A building permit is needed for new and moved-in structures; for construction that changes the footprint of a building, such as the addition of walls or a deck; the addition of a permanent accessory building that exceeds 108 square feet &/or 8.2 feet in height; & the installation of a wood-stove, to ensure compliance with safety codes.

Alarm Permit Application

Building Permit Requirements

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional Building Permit Application

Deck or Accessory Building Permit Application

Detached Garage Details Sheet

Manufactured Homes Information Sheet

National Energy Code Information and Project Summary Sheet

Proof of Utility Disconnection (for Demolition Permits)

Residential Building Permit Application

Uncovered Deck Construction Details

What Kind of Permit is Required

Woodstove Information Sheet

Complete Permit & Information Packages

Please Note: all submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings and site plan(s), if applicable,  of the proposed development.

Accessory Suites

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Accessory Suites Section 12.11

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Secondary Suite Standards Brochure

Basement Development

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Finishing your Basement Brochure

Building a Wooden Deck

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Decks Section 5.7

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Projection Over Yards Section 5.1

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Building a Wood Deck Brochure

Building Demolition

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Building Demolition Section 4.5

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Cannabis - Commercial / Industrial

Cannabis in Blackfalds

Smoking and Vaping Bylaw 1228/18

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Detached Residential Garage or Accessory Building

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Accessory Buildings Section 4.1 & Vehicle Access to Buildings Section 6.4

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Building a Detached Residential Garage Brochure

Home Business

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Home Based Businesses Section 9

Business License Bylaw 1029/17

Alberta Health Services - Requirements for Home Based Personal Services Information

Alberta Health Services - Starting and Operating a Food Business in Your Home Information

Private Swimming Pools & Outdoor Hot Tubs

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Swimming Pools and Outdoor Hot Tubs Section 11.1

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Private Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas Brochure

Woodstove/Wood Burning Units

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Safety Codes Council - Solid-Fuel Burning Appliances Brochure

Sign Permits

Land Use Bylaw 1198/16 Sign Regulations Part 5

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

Mobile/Modular/Manufactured Homes

General Requirements for Mobile Homes

McKay Ranch Mobile Home Park - Road Closure Form

Safety Codes Council - Do I Need a Building Permit Brochure

 

Gas, Plumbing & Electrical Permits

The Town of Blackfalds works with IJD Inspection Services for these permits and inspections. Please visit the IJD website to download the required permit applications and to review the eligibility requirements and details on the inspection process.

Related Links

Alberta Government - Asbestos Project Notification

Alberta Health Services - Food Handling Permit Application Form

Alberta Health Services - Mobile Food Vending Services

Alberta Health Services - Opening A Personal Service Facility in Alberta

Alberta Health Services - Environmental Public Heath - Personal Services Facility Registration Information Form

Alberta Health Services - Requirements for Home Based Personal Services

Alberta Health Services - Starting and Operating a Food Business in Your Home

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Safety Codes Council 

Municipal Affairs - Building Codes and Standards