Building Permit Applications and fees are to be submitted to our office for processing. Once paid or fees are charged to your account, copies of your permit documents will be emailed to you, if an email is provided. Otherwise copies will be mailed or faxed. Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permit applications may be submitted by fax, email, mail or in person to our office. Fees will be charged or added to your account within our office. Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permits and fees are under the jurisdiction of Alberta Safety Codes Authority. These permits are subject to the fees, process and inspection stages as determined by Alberta Safety Codes Authority (ASCA). Such items include the potential for double permit fees where work is started without a permit, required timeframes, extensions and more.
How long is your Building Permit good for? If permit remains open after 1 year from date of issuance, timeframe extension must be obtained at a rate of 25% of original permit fee, minimum of $125. Extension valid for 1 year.
How long is your Plumbing, Gas or Electrical Permit good for? Dependent on your scope of work and project-your permit has a timeframe upon which work needs to be completed. This is in accordance with service standards for Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permits. These documents set the framework for when projects need to be inspected and how long the permits can be valid for. This timeframe is noted on your permit. You may receive an extension if needed. This needs to be supplied to our office in writing and noting the additional time you are requesting. Your first 6 month extension is no charge, however extension exceeding that will incur a fee.
When should you call for an inspection? Your required inspection stage(s) may be found on your permit under “Permit Conditions”. You will also note on your permit that work needs to start within 90 days and must continue every 120 days. This is in accordance with the Safety Codes Act, legislated by the province of Alberta. We follow up on all permits issued to ensure this criteria is met and that your project is moving forward and to ensure no vital inspection stages are met. If any scope or needs of your project change, where these timeframes cannot be met, please contact our team to arrange and establish alternate arrangements.
Complete the Credit Card Authorization form to create an account for your company or we can keep it on file for the duration of your project. We offer credit to our contractors, and can charge your card automatically with each permit or monthly, upon your request.
Please feel free to contact our team for any questions or additional details or contact Town of Pincher Creek at 403-627-3156.
Required Documents & Downloads
Below you will all of the PDF checklists, templates, code information and necessary documents for your permitting process.