Applications and other development information can be found in the document section below.
All submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings and site plan(s), if applicable, of the proposed development.
As per Land Use Bylaw 1268/22, the definition of development includes:
- an excavation or stockpile and the creation of either;
- a building, addition to, or replacement/ repair of a building;
- a change of land use, building, modification of land, or a building that is likely to change its use;
- a difference in the intensity of use to land or building or modification to land or building that results in a likely change in the intensity of use.
A development permit is needed in the above circumstances as well as:
- New or moved-structures
- Accessory buildings that are larger than 108 square feet &/or taller than 8.2′
- If the building use changes,
- Decks higher than 2′ above grade
- Home businesses (plus a Business License)
- Commercial, Institutional, and Multi-family developments prior to being issued a building permit.
Section 2.9 of the Land Use Bylaw further outlines development that does not require a development permit.
Applications and other relevant information can be found in the document section below.
Submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings, site plan(s) and, if applicable, of the proposed development.
A building permit is needed for:
- New and moved-in structures;
- 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.
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.
Alberta Government - Asbestos Project Notification
Alberta Health Services - Mobile Food Vending Services
Alberta Health Services - Opening A Personal Service Facility in Alberta
Alberta Health Services - Requirements for Home Based Personal Services
Alberta Health Services - Starting and Operating a Food Business in Your Home
Safety Codes Council - Safety Tips Sheets
Complete Permit & Information Packages
Applications can be found in the document section below.
Submitted permit applications must include detailed drawings, site plan(s), and, if applicable, of the proposed development.