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Inspection timelines

The City of Calgary offers inspection services when permits are obtained under the Alberta Safety Codes Act.

Building and trade inspections from qualified professionals ensures your project is safe and code compliant. Whether you require a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing & gas inspection, we have the expertise to evaluate your project.

Our target is to have the capacity to allow you to book your inspection within two business days, at least 80 per cent of the time. The timelines below capture the time to book a building or trade permit inspections using data collected from our Inspection Booking Calendar.


Permit type Target (business days) Per cent of decisions within target (April 2023 - March 2024) Average days (April 2023 - March 2024)

Commercial/Multi-residential – row houses, offices, retail stores, etc. 

2 69% 3

Residential Improvement Project – decks, basements, garages, suites, etc.

2 59% 3

New Single and Semi-detached building permit – includes building and related trade permits

2 36% 4

Trade Permits

Permit type Target (business days) Per cent of decisions within target (April 2023 - March 2024) 12-month rolling average days (2023 Q4)


2 36% 5

Plumbing & Gas

2 26% 4


2 32% 4

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​