Yesterday, the City
of Calgary launched a new searchable, online registry for le
gal and safe
secondary suites in Calgary. This registry is aimed to promote the
importance of public safety and make citizens aware of the safety requirements
for a secondary suite. Now it will be easier than ever before to determine if
the suite you are living in, or looking to rent or buy, has been registered and
approved by the city.
If a suite has been inspected, has all necessary permits,
and meets the requirements outlined by the Alberta Safety Code, it will be listed
in this registry. An approved suite will be issued a numbered sticker that
corresponds with their address. Owners
then have the opportunity to place this sticker on the entry point of their
suite to inform current and future residents that their home is both safe and
Another secondary suites development this past month was the
introduction of the Development Permit
Exemption Program. If your property is zoned to allow a secondary suite, or
you already have a Land Use Redesignation, then you can
skip the development permit process – allowing you to invest more time and
money into the development of your suite!
To learn more about the Development
Permit Exemption Program, or to check if your property is listed in the new
registry, visit calgary.ca/secondarysuites.
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