Is there a difference between a development permit and a building permit?

Yes. A development permit deals with municipal bylaw requirements such as zoning and any restrictions on what type of building you may be able to construct. Development permits are strictly issued by the municipality.

A building permit ensures construction projects comply with the requirements of the Alberta Building Code. Receiving inspections during construction is also part of the building permit process. Building permits are issued by Superior Safety Codes and, in some instances, the municipality. 

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. What are the benefits of obtaining a permit?
3. Who can I call if I have a question about my construction project?
4. Is there a difference between a development permit and a building permit?
5. What other permits do I require?
6. Who should apply for the permits, me or my contractor?
7. What services do I get with my permit?
8. How long are my permits valid?
9. I have obtained my permits, now I have decided not to proceed with my project; can I get a refund?
10. How much notice does Superior Safety Codes require when I am ready for an inspection?
11. I am building a garage; can I build it on a slab?
12. I am moving in a manufactured (or modular) home. Do I need a building permit?
13. I have an older home that requires updating. Do I need to re-wire/re-plumb the entire house to meet today's standards?
14. I am installing a new furnace in my home, do I require a permit?
15. I am building a deck; do I need a permit?
16. I am constructing a pole shed, do I need a building permit?