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Site Servicing Permits

A Site Servicing Permit is required for the connection of all underground site servicing from private property to City of St. Albert mains. This includes:

  • Water distribution
  • Wastewater collection
  • Stormwater collection

The requirement for this permit applies to commercial, institutional and multi-family development. Depending on the construction schedule, a Site Servicing Permit (SSP) can be submitted for all three (3) service connections at once or any combination of separate connections. The Site Servicing permit must be approved and an On-Street Construction Permit (OSCP) in place before the contractor is authorized to perform any construction activity on-site. It takes seven (7) days for approval of the Site Servicing Permit.

Important: Please do not confuse the SSP and applicable fees with the Building Sewer & Water Permit that is issued by the Building Inspections Branch in conjunction with the Building Permit.


Email completed applications to

Sample Documents

Allowable Work Hours

Allowable working hours within City limits are from Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sundays and Holidays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in accordance with the City of St. Albert Noise By-Law No. 31/2006.

For more information:

Engineering Services
Second Floor, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 3Z9

Phone: 780-459-1654

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a Site Servicing Permit?

The general process is as follows:

• The Site Servicing Permit (SSP) application can be submitted
-- by email to
-- in person to the Engineering department at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street

• An SSP is required for projects completed under a development agreement (DA); however, no SSP fees are required as inspection fees are captured within the DA.
• The SSP fees for projects completed under a development permit (DP) are based on a quantity take off of site servicing infrastructure and the assigned values from the Master Rates Bylaw.
• A complete application package must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) working days prior to the proposed construction start date.
• The application must be dated and signed.
• The applicant must provide a detailed Work Plan for each service connection and a Contingency (Emergency) Plan for the water service connection. See description/definition below.
• An OSCP must be submitted and approved prior to the start of construction.
• All service connections must be inspected by the correct City of St. Albert inspector prior to backfill.

Important: The SSP application must be based upon a civil engineering drawing submission that has been reviewed and accepted by Engineering Services.

What is a Work Plan?

The Work Plan is a written description (point form is fine) detailing the procedures employed in the completion of the work including such items as the type of connection, pipe material, testing procedures and inspections, etc.

A separate Work Plan is required for water, wastewater (sanitary) and stormwater.

What is a Contingency (Emergency) Plan for the water connection?

The Contingency (Emergency) Plan outlines the procedures employed in the event of an emergency while connecting to the City water supply. Please provide a drawing that clearly indicates the location of the isolation valves needed to shut down the water supply. In addition, provide a written description of these isolation valve locations in the Contingency (Emergency) Plan.

Last edited: October 16, 2019

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