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Building Permits

Building Bylaw

 

03-2023 Building Bylaw

 

The purpose of the Building Bylaw is to provide for the administration and enforcement of the Construction Codes Act, the Regulations, the National Building Code of Canada, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, ministerial interpretations and Saskatchewan Construction Standards Appeal Board orders and building official orders within the local authority.

In Saskatchewan, under the Construction Codes Act, SS 2021, c 9 Part 4 Section 16, local authorities (municipalities) are required to administer and enforce the Construction Code Act (“the Act”) and regulations, through a locally adopted building bylaw and by appointing a building official.

  • The RM of Wheatlands No. 163 has appointed Municode Services Ltd. as the local Building Official.
  • The RM of Wheatlands No. 163 has adopted a building bylaw, Bylaw 03-2023. Bylaw 03-2023 is required to administer and enforce the Act and Regulations.

Building Permits

Pursuant to R.M of Wheatlands No. 163 Bylaw No. 03-2023, all persons in our Municipality intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, or reconstruct any building within the municipality are required to apply for a Building permit.

To determine whether or not your project requires a building permit, please review the RM’s:

Do I need a building permit?

New checklist November 2023

 

Moving/Demolition Permits

For demolishing of any building or part thereof within the municipality.
For moving any building out of, or within the municipality, a permit is required.

Building Removal or Demolition Permit Instructions

Demolition or Removal Application

Guideline for Open Burning and Structure Disposal

 

Building Permit Fees

 

Bylaw No.04-2023 – A Bylaw to Establish fees for Building Permits

 

Pursuant to this Building Permit Fees Bylaw-Bylaw No. 04-2023, the fees for any Building Permit shall be as follows:

  1. Building Official Inspection Fee based on the Value of Construction (VOC):
    1. Based on the Building Official’s Contract price (i.e., $3.55/$1000 Value of Construction)
    2. The minimum Value of Construction fee shall be $200
    3. The Value of Construction is determined by the owner
    4. If the Value of Construction determined by the owner seems unreasonable then the Value of Construction will be determined using a spreadsheet calculation with rates set by the Building Official.
  2. Building Permit Administration Fee of $50.00 for the processing, handling, and issuance of permit.
  • Additional fees may be charged if extras inspections are required due to failure of the owner to properly notify the Municipality in accordance with Section 7 of The Construction Codes Act.
  • Building Official Inspection Fee will be invoiced in one-lump sum when the permit is issued.
  • Permit Fees are due 30 days from the date of the invoice.
  • Unpaid fees will be considered a debt due to the local authority and may be recovered from the owner of the land or premises in which the work was carried out as per The Municipalities Act.
  • Permit fees are exempt from GST.

Worksheets & Requests

Please download the worksheets from MuniCode

 

Building & Demolition/Removal Permit FAQ’s

Pursuant to R.M of Wheatlands No. 163 Bylaw No. 03-2023, all persons in our Municipality intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, or reconstruct any building within the municipality are required to apply for a Building permit.

When do I need a Building Permit?

For new construction such as houses, cabins, commercial or industrial buildings, garages, and sheds over 100 square feet.
Renovations that involve major structural changes such as basement finishing, additions to your home, cabin, business and deck or garage construction

When a building is being moved into the municipality

How much will a building permit cost?

The cost of a permit is based on the Value of Construction of the building once the plans are inspected by the Building Inspector.  

What am I paying for when I get a building permit?

Your building permit charges pay for the initial review of your plans by the R.M.’s building inspector, as well as subsequent building inspections that the Building Inspector will be conducting.

What do I need to provide to the R.M. when applying for a building permit?

  1. Completed building permit application
  2. Two complete sets of blueprints

When can I start to build?

Construction can begin after the plans have been returned from the building officials and the Building Permit is paid for and picked up at the R.M Office. Any construction that begins before this time may be subject to a Stop Work Order and if building officials finds any deficiencies in the construction the owners will be responsible to remedy these shortfalls at their own expense.

How long do I have to complete my construction?

24 months from the date of issue; or 6 months from the date of issue if work is not commenced within that period; or if work is suspended for a period of 6 months; or if work is suspended for a period longer than 6 months, by prior written agreement of the Council or it’s authorized representative.

Moving & Demolition Permits FAQ’s

When do I need a moving/demolition permit?

For demolishing any building or part thereof within the municipality
For moving any building out of, or within the municipality.

What is the cost of moving/demolition permit?

The cost of a moving/demolition permit is $50.00 plus the cost of the building permit inspections if applicable
A deposit of $1,500 in the form of cash or a certified cheque must be paid to the R.M. office before a permit will be issued.

All debts or taxes must be paid with respect to the building to be demolished or moved, as well as the land on which it is situated before a permit may be issued.

When can I start to demolish or move my building?

Demolition or moving can begin once the demolition/moving permit has been issued from the R.M Office. Any demolition or moving that begins before this time may be subject to a Stop Work Order and the owners made responsible to remedy any conditions of the permit at their own expense.

When do I get my deposit back?

Once your demolition or move is complete, and the site is cleaned up and restored to a safe condition, you may ask the Councillor from your division to inspect the site. Restoration of the site includes the removal of all cement from the premises, and fill of any holes left after the demolition/move. If Council is satisfied with their inspection, your deposit will be returned at the next meeting of Council following the inspection.