Building Inspections

Occupied Home Inspections Temporarily Suspended

While St. Albert remains under an Alberta government enhanced classification, where added measures are in place to control the spread of COVID-19, occupied home inspections were temporarily suspended as of November 16, 2020 as a precautionary measure.

The situation will be assessed on an ongoing basis. Inspections remain available for unoccupied buildings.  Planning & Development Front Counter Services will be closed for in-person service effective December 14 to comply with provincial public health orders announced Dec 8, 2020.  All available online services can be viewed at

For Development and Building Permits: Please email completed applications and all required information to Once a development officer has reviewed your application, they will contact the applicant for payment information.

St. Albert's Building Inspection Services branch has provided Safety Code services to St. Albert citizens for the past 30 years, under the direction of provincial government legislation. This service helps to ensure that all residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties are constructed to meet or exceed the Alberta Building Code and related regulations, resulting in high-quality housing and safe buildings.

City employees certified as Safety Codes Officers under the provincial Safety Codes Act are charged with their responsibilities as the designated Authority Having Jurisdiction within the municipality.

Permit fees for inspection services are similar to those charged by other municipalities and private industry within the region. Timely service and consistent enforcement, along with an accommodating attitude, serve to meet the building industry needs.

Applications & Forms

Building Permit Application
(New Construction, Improvement, Change of Use, Occupancy or Demolition)

Building / Development Permit Application
(New Single-Family or Semi-Detached Dwelling Development)

Permit Brochures

Related Information

Forms for Planning or Development Processes

2021 Fee Schedule (See the Master Rates Bylaw)


Related Pages

Last edited: January 11, 2021