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Ward 7 News: Thinking about a fall improvement project on your property?

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A deck.

With summer almost over, and the competition for competant contractors who are able to build your dream deck behind us, you might be thinking about completing a home-improvement project before the snows come.  Before you proceed, you will want to make sure you have the necessary approvals in place.

Garages, decks, fences and even driveway widening are just some of the projects that often require a permit.  “Before you pay for materials, hire a contractor, or do it yourself, we encourage you to get in touch with us here at The City,” says Jamie Fandrich, Planning Services Technician at The City of Calgary.

Fandrich is part of the team that helps Calgarians understand Alberta’s safety codes and City bylaws on the phone and in person at the Municipal Building.

“It can sometimes be difficult to understand when you need a permit and what City bylaws might impact your project – we’re here to help guide you through the process,” Fandrich says. 

If you have a planning, development, licence or permit question here is some helpful contact information:

Planning Services
Monday through Friday (closed holidays)
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Call centre: 403-268-5311

Permit counter: 3rd Floor Municipal building, 800 Macleod Tr SE

​​Good luck with your project!

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