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Permit changes - Manage your application

This information is related to permit changes. The different types of permit changes are listed below, along with the steps to take to proceed with the change.​

Please contact the Planning Services Centre if you have any questions about application changes.

Revisions or revised plans​


Before approving an application, we ensure plans align with Calgary's Land Use Bylaw and/or Alberta Building Code. If you make changes to your approved plan, your permit may not be valid, and you will need to submit the revised plans to us for review. For example, if the floor layout changes after approval, the parking requirements might change. This includes situations where changes occur on-site during construction.

Building permit - residential projects

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Please note, your application may require additional fees depending on the status of your permit and scope of your change. After we review your submission, we’ll contact you for payment of additional fees, if applicable. For more information, review our building and trade permit fee schedule.

Some changes may require Land Use Bylaw approval before you can submit a building permit revision. Land use approval may be required in the form of a revised plan or new development permit. Please contact your development permit file manager if you’re uncertain whether you require a Revised Plan application.

Residential improvement permit


Email your revision to cas_epermit@calgary.ca
Include in your email:

  • Requestor contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Description of changes
  • Updated plans

ePermit

If you applied through ePermit, you will need to pull your project for revision and submit your updates for review. Please visit the ePermit FAQ page for the steps.

Once you've logged into your application, look for this button on the top right of project page:

pull project button

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Building permit - Commercial, industrial, multi-residential

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Please note, your application may require additional fees depending on the status of your permit and scope of your change. After we review your submission, we’ll contact you for payment of additional fees, if applicable. For more information, review our building and trade permit fee schedule.

Some changes may require Land Use Bylaw approval before you can submit a building permit revision. Land use approval may be required in the form of a revised plan or new development permit. Please contact your development permit file manager if you’re uncertain whether you require a Revised Plan application.

Online revision

Visit apply.calgary.ca/commercial to apply for a building permit revision online.

Once you are logged onto apply.calgary.ca/commercial, you will first re-enter your contact information. On Step 2 - Application Types, select the ‘Revisions, Resubmissions and Inspection Documents button:

revision button

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Development permit

​​The Revised Plan application is how we review minor changes to an approved development permit. Review our guidelines for Revised Plan applications. And then contact your file manager before submitting your Revised Plan application​. Please note that we don't issue refunds or transfer application fees if you need a new development permit.​​​​​​​

Cancel your application


 

Building permit - residential projects

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In Person
If you applied in person, email your cancellation request to cas_counter@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

Online

If you applied online, email your cancellation request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

ePermit single construction (new home) permits 

Submit your cancellation request in ePermit. Pull the project for a Revision and click “Submit” (the project was only pulled for revisions as a means to request cancellation).

A confirmation window will appear for the cancellation request and additional information.

Note, if the permit has already been issued, an Additional Plan Review Fee prompt will also appear in the window. Since the cancellation request does not require further review, do not select the building permit checkbox. Select Pay Now, then Proceed (you will not be charged).​​​​​​

Building Permit - Commercial, industrial, multi-residential

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If work has started, request a cancellation by emailing lance.knudson@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

If work has not started, request a cancellation by emailing your file plans examiner.​​​

Trade permit

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To cancel a trade permit, email your request to trade.permits@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
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Development permit

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To cancel a development permit, please email your request to the file manager. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

Our refund policy is on the Planning applications fee schedule.​​​

Permit extensions and reinstatements


Building permits

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A building permit inspection must occur within 180 days after the building permit is issued. After an inspection is completed, the timeline resets for another 180 days before another inspection is required.

If you are not ready for an inspection, you can request a permit extension before it expires. Email your request to trade.permits@calgary.ca.

If your permit expires, you may request a reinstatement if you make the request within 30 days of the expiration date. Email your request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca.

Include in your email:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

If the expiry date is beyond 30 days, a new permit application is required.

The fee to extend a permit is 10 per cent of the original permit fee. The fee to reinstate a permit is 50 per cent of the original permit fee.

For more information, refer to the building and trade permit fee schedule.​​​​​​

Trade permits

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A trade permit inspection must occur within 365 days after the trade permit is issued. After an inspection is completed, the timeline resets for another 365 days before another inspection is required.

If you are not ready for an inspection, you can request a permit extension before it expires. Email your request to trade.permits@calgary.ca.

If your permit expires, you may request a reinstatement if you make the request within 30 days of the expiration date. Email your request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca.

Include in your email:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address

If the expiry date is beyond 30 days, a new permit application is required.

The fee to extend a permit is 10 per cent of the original permit fee. The fee to reinstate a permit is 50 per cent of the original permit fee.

For more information, refer to the building and trade permit fee schedule.​​​​

Development permit

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DP extension of commencement form

Email your request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca.

You can apply to extend commencement up to 90 days before the assigned commencement date, but not past this date.

The development permit must not be for a change of use* or change in the intensity of the use. It must be either in released or pending release status. An application to extend commencement may only be made twice.

 

Contractor changes or updates


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Building permit

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ePermit single construction (new house) permits 

In ePermit, update the BID field for the contractor you wish to change. The trade name field will automatically update if the contractor is licensed.

All other building permit types

Submit your request to contractor.changes@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Name of old contractor
  • Name of new contractor
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Trade permit

Contractors cannot be changed on a contractor permit. If a new contractor has taken over a job, they must apply for a new permit.

Change the applicant


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Building permit

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Email your request to contractor.changes@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Name of old applicant
  • Name of new applicant

ePermit 

Applicants can’t be changed on ePermit as it is tied to the VISTA account holder. The ePermit application will need to be cancelled and a new one created. Fees, documents and inspection results can be transferred over. If cancellation is required, please email your cancellation request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
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Development permit

Email your request to cas_epermit@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Name of old applicant
  • Name of new applicant

Please note, once the development permit is in released status you cannot change the applicant.

Change the estimated value of work


 

Building Permit - Commercial, industrial, multi-residential

When the estimated value of work increases, you must pay the permit fee difference. Use our Commercial building permit fee calculator to estimate your permit fees.

To initiate this change, contact the building plans examiner who issued your permit.​​

*If you have recently submitted your permit, you will have to wait until the file has been assigned to a building plans examiner prior to discussing these changes.

Trade permit

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Email your request to trade.permits@calgary.ca. Please include the following information when emailing your request to us:

  • Contact information
  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Old estimated value of work
  • New estimated value of work
  • Please include details about scope of work changes, if applicable.
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