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Building Approvals

Building Safety

Review & issue permits, inspect construction projects, & site safety concerns

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Service description

Building Safety reviews building plans to ensure compliance with provincial and national safety codes. We issue permits and follow up with site inspections to ensure construction is safe and to code.

We respond to site safety concerns by providing guidance and direction to ensure a safe resolution. Building Safety also works with industry and partner agencies to identify, educate, and promote safety best practices to reduce incidents and public safety concerns.

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Service performance

Service cost

Self-supported service line

per $100 in building permit construction value

What we heard

You’ve said you value transparent processes that are applied fairly, with fast and predictable approval of building permits. You find having City staff to help with the process or understanding code requirements is helpful, and highly value the ability to apply, pay and book inspections online. You want us to keep you informed and updated on changes that could impact your application or project.
2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

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Council direction

To contribute to safe and inspiring neighbourhoods, Calgary’s prosperity and a healthy and green city, Council supports:
  • enhanced safety around construction by coordinating with first responders, stakeholders and partner agencies,
  • timely occupancy of buildings through plan review and inspections in accordance with safety codes,
  • the Building Maintenance Bylaw to contribute to the safety of occupied buildings,
  • improvement of internal processes and services for citizens to encourage development, and support existing businesses and,
  • encouraging more energy efficient buildings, and proactively develop climate adaptation strategies such as rainwater harvesting and solar panels.
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