On Street Construction Permits
For activity within a road right-of-way
At the June 1, 2020 Council meeting, Council approved Bylaw 30, 2020, being amendment 15 to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005. The amendment establishes a temporary, streamlined permitting process enabling businesses to set up minor patios and sidewalk retail pop-ups on City-owned land. Read More >
An On-Street Construction Permit (OSCP) is required for construction activity on City of St. Albert property or within the road right-of-way. If you are working on private property but need to haul material or equipment over the city boulevard or close down a lane of traffic to unload equipment, an OSCP is required. An OSCP is required for any activity upon City of St. Albert property that detours or disrupts vehicle or pedestrian movements. If you are unsure if you require an OSCP, please contact Engineering Services at 780-459-1654 for clarification.
The City does not issue On-Street Construction Permits for the placement of refuse bins on City roadways under any circumstance. For questions regarding the placement of refuse bins on privately owned property, please contact Planning & Development at 780-459-1642.
Allowable Work Hours
Permitted working hours within City limits, in accordance with the City of St. Albert Noise Bylaw 31/2006, are the following:
|Monday to Friday||7:00 am to 10:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am to 11:00 pm|
|Sundays and Holidays||9:00 am to 10:00 pm|
How do I obtain an OSCP?
The general process is as follows:
- The OSCP process begins by completing the OSCP application.
- Email the completed OSCP to OSCPadmin@stalbert.ca
- There is no cost or fee for the OSCP.
- Please submit the OSCP application a minimum of five (5) business days, prior to starting work.
- Fill out the top half of the permit (up to and including the ‘Depth of Construction’) and provide contact information for the field supervisor.
- All OSCP applications must be supported with the submission of a Traffic Accommodation Plan (TAP)
- The Applicant must sign the form at the lower left.
- An approved copy of the OSCP is to be kept at the job site during the construction.
- Municipal Enforcement officers can request to see the approved OSCP.
- Failure to produce this approved document may result in fines.
A traffic accommodation plan (TAP) is a diagram or sketch that shows the traffic control devices and signage to be used to complete the lane closure, detour or closure of a sidewalk or asphalt trail. Please indicate the type of signs, placement and distance between signs, and location of barricades, cones, fencing, etc. Show the work zone and the adjacent streets or intersections and multiple lanes if applicable (include a North Arrow).
Drawings of the traffic control setup can be completed using different software applications, or for simple closures, a hand-drawn sketch is sufficient.
Difference between an OSCP and ACP?
The OSCP deals with work on City property or within the road right-of-way, whereas an Access to City Property (ACP) permit allows a contractor or homeowner to access their job site by going through city-owned property such as a park, green space or easement. Refer to the following flowchart if you're unsure as to which permit you require.
OSCP/ACP Decision-Making Flowchart
Last edited: May 7, 2021