If you are looking for information on work that has been done to a property you can visit myProperty to see the permit history for the last 10 years for residential properties. If you would like information older than 10 years you can make a property research request. If you have any further questions please contact the planning services centre.
Work previously completed without permits can be inspected by The City, but the proper permits must be obtained first.
A building permit can be applied for by
- The homeowner,
- A representative of the homeowner, or
- A contractor or professional
The application must provide the same requirements as an application for new construction. During the framing inspection, portions of the drywall may need to be removed to expose the work that was done.
An electrical, plumbing, gas, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) permit must be obtained by a registered and licensed contractor.
Once a contractor is hired they will assess the work and obtain the correct permit. Additional work may be required by the contractor to bring it up to code and then a city inspection should be requested though 311.
Ultimately the homeowner is responsible for any previous concealed work.
Please visit calgary.ca/homeimprovement to view information on each individual project type and its requirements.