Residential Permits

COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Effective July 6, 2020, the City Office is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 780-929-8782 to book an appointment or if you need assistance.

We are still working and processing permits, compliance letters, business licenses etc. Applications are being accepted electronically in pdf format only through development@beaumont.ab.ca. Applications are legal documents that need to be fully legible and signed by the Applicant. Other electronic formats have proven to be inconsistent in quality and content.

If you are unable to submit your application in a pdf format, hard copy applications may be submitted in our after-hours drop box located at the City Administration Offices at 5600 – 49 Street.

Permit applications take 2 – 3 weeks to process. You will receive an email indicating your permit application is deemed complete, and you will receive another e-mail when your permit has been issued.

How to submit your permit application electronically:

  • Click and open the appropriate permit application package.
  • Download and save the fillable PDF permit application package to your computer
  • Fill in the fillable permit application package and save
  • Use your Adobe application to attach your signature, or otherwise electronically sign the document.
  • All attachments must be in PDF format. Photographs are not acceptable
  • Email the completed PDF permit application package and any PDF attachments to: development@beaumont.ab.ca

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Why Permits?


Permits are here for your protection. The major benefit of obtaining a permit is knowing that your project will conform to the safety standards that have been adopted under the Safety Codes Act and that the appearance and use is consistent with the context of your neighbourhood.

What Permits Are Required?


If you are planning a new development, renovations to an existing property or changing the use of a current building, you may require permits from the City of Beaumont. Depending on the type of construction, you may need to apply for different types of permits. Some of the permits that may be required are:
  1. Development Permit
  2. Building Permit
  3. Additional Permits
  4. How Do I Apply?

A development permit ensures that the location, size and use of a building comply with the Beaumont Land Use Bylaw

  • Development permits and approvals need to be obtained for new construction, renovations, and changes to how a building is being used.
  • All properties within the City of Beaumont are zoned and that zoning determines the type of building and what use is allowed.

To determine the development regulations for your property first, find your property’s zoning designation using our Land Use Bylaw Map

What Does It Cost?

You can find our Permits and Fees Brochure here: https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/3779/Permits-and-Fees-Brochure

Let's Get Started!

Click below for more information on common residential permits:

  1. New Residential Dwellings
  2. Accessory Building (shed, garage, gazebo, etc)
  3. Additional Dwelling Unit (Secondary Suite)
  4. Basement Development
  5. Decks
  6. Fences
  7. Fire Pits
  8. Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools
  9. Other Permits
  10. Variance

A Single Detached House (SFD) with or without an additional dwelling unit (basement, garage or garden suite) means development consisting of a dwelling.

All Builders/Owners require a current year general contractor (GC) business license, which covers all sub-trades used on the project. This fee is only paid once per year.

General Contractor Fee is $530 for non-residents and $371 for residents with a home-based business or commercial storefront.

To apply for a new house permit, review the following forms and application package:

Please note: If building an additional garage suite, garden suite, tiny home, etc (not included on initial SFD application) the minimum building permit fee will be $500, along with a $159 development permit fee.

Architectural Controls & Landscaping Requirements

The architectural controls and landscaping requirements are set by the developer and not enforced by the City. Please contact your developer with any questions.

Encroachment on Municipal Roadways

Moving Containers/Refuse Bins/Landscaping Materials on Municipal Roadways

Sidewalk Cafes