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Building a new home requires several types of permits, including a Development Permit and a Building Permit.

Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licensing, and construction & inspection services.

Before you begin, review all of the requirements below for a complete application.

Preparing to Apply

Review the Zoning Regulations

Not all residential properties have the same zoning regulations. Your proposed project will need to fit with the zoning regulations of the area where you plan to build.

To confirm a project’s property zoning, use the City of Edmonton’s interactive zoning map.
  1. Go to
  2. Enter the property’s address in the fields on the left and click ‘Find Address’
  3. The property’s ‘Current Zone’ and ‘Overlays’ will be highlighted.

Type of development, lot dimensions, lot area and placement of buildings will all be assessed before your project can be approved, as part of the Development Permit application.

Infill Pre-Application Meeting

Pre-application meetings are available for new residential infill developments. The infill pre-application meeting is to help people who have interesting and unique residential infill development projects be more knowledgeable about the planning process and their roles and responsibilities in the neighbourhood during construction.

2021 Infill Pre-Application Meeting Fees: $176

Visit the pre-application meetings page to request a pre-application meeting. 

Applications for Single Detached, Semi-detached and Row Houses

With or without a Secondary Suite

Application Requirements

For complete submission details for house permits including Single detached, Semi-detached, Duplex, Row Houses, and Garden Suites, consult the application requirements.

Online Application 


If you have not already registered, "Sign Up" after you click "Apply" above. You will be able to access your applications and apply for permits at any time.

In-person Application 

New House Permit Paper Application Form

Footing and Foundation Only Building Permit Application (Optional)

Payment Options

Full payment must be made at the time of application.

Fees: 2021 Single Detached House Fees (Effective January 1, 2021)

Payment can be made online during the application process using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

In Person/By mail (cheque only):

Edmonton Service Centre
2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW

Edmonton AB
T5J 0J4

Over the phone:

311 or, if outside of Edmonton, 780-442-5311

After You Apply

The Development Process

The basic development process involves the following steps:

Review: City staff will review all development applications and building plans.

Approve/Refuse: Development permits must comply with zoning regulations and building permits must comply with all applicable safety codes.

Construct: You may start building once you have the approved Development Permit and issued Building Permit.

Inspect: Projects must undergo specific inspections to audit construction.

Construction Site Management

Working With Neighbourhoods webpage provides a list of resources and tips for best practices for building. 

Temporary use or crossing of the road right-of-way for demolition, deliveries, and construction requires On-Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) Permits. This is to ensure you are not damaging the boulevard, sidewalk or City-owned trees while you access your site. You should apply for your OSCAM Permit once your Demolition or Building Permit applications have been submitted.

More Information Required

City staff may request additional information at various stages of the Development Permit and Building Permit process. To learn how to reply to a more information request in, see the More Information Requested (MIR) Guide.


Changes or Revisions

Changes and revisions can be submitted at various stages of the process.

To make changes before a Development Permit or Building Permit is issued, consult with the City staff assigned to your file. 

After a Development Permit or Building Permit is issued, request Permit Revisions in

Submit blower door rest results to

Review your permit conditions or the 9.36 section of for ways to resolve Energy Efficiency deviations.


Lot Grading Inspections

A Lot Grading Plan is one component of a Development and/or Building Permit approval, and if an approved plan does not exist then a proposed Lot Grading Plan must be submitted as part of the development application. During the construction phase, the owner/project manager must ensure that the site is configured to provide interim control of surface drainage to ensure that adjacent private properties are not impacted by stormwater run-off from the site. At the completion of the proposed development, the applicant must submit a grade certificate to apply for grading approval.

For more information, please visit

Safety Codes Inspections
Safety Codes inspections are conducted throughout each phase of construction and prior to occupancy.

Inspections allow for proactive and reactive adjustments during construction projects, ensuring minimum code requirements are satisfied.

Every permit holder is responsible for requesting inspections at specific stages of construction. Inspections are completed by City of Edmonton Safety Codes Officers who work to educate builders, tradespeople and citizens, investigate issues, and enforce relevant bylaws, regulations and acts. These expert staff members ensure that construction complies with requirements set out in the Alberta Building Code, National Energy Code and other relevant Codes and Standards.

Required inspections are included in the permit cost. However, additional inspections resulting from deficient work will incur a fee.

For inspections information or booking, visit Safety Codes Inspection Services.

Development Permit Inspection

Development Permit Inspections are conducted before the end of construction and confirms that new construction is completed in accordance with an approved Development Permit.

Applicants are notified if they require a development permit inspection when they apply for a development permit.

Development Permit Inspections

Development Permit Inspection Process - Video

Expedited Infill Pilot

Find out whether your infill project meets the application criteria and how to participate in the pilot to receive expedited review timelines for your application.

Infill Signage

Builders are required to post a Development Permit Notification Sign. These signs provide neighbours with relevant information about the proposed project, and contact information for the builder/developer and City development officer.

For More Information

Edmonton Service Centre - Closed Until Further Notice

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm

Contact us online


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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