Development & Building Permits

Development permits and building permits are distinctly different. Development permits relate to community planning via local Zoning Bylaws and are regulated by the Planning and Development Act2007,  whereas Building Permits relate to construction via local Building Bylaws and are regulated by the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards (UBAS) Act, including the National Building Code of Canada.

For further information regarding permitted, discretionary and prohibited uses please refer to the Town of Lumsden’s Zoning Bylaw 15/2002 and its amendments. Zoning for all properties in the municipality can be found on the “Zoning District Map” within the Zoning Bylaw. Regulations for each district will be found in the corresponding sections. Please note that some amendments have been made to the Zoning Bylaw.  A significant amendment is Bylaw 15/2012.

For more information regarding building or development, contact Krystal at k.strong@lumsden.ca.

Forms Required for All Applications:

Development Permit Application or Development Permit Application (Fillable)

To apply for a new use of a property, or to build a new structure (larger than 100ft2) first complete and submit a Development Application, site plan and the associated fee to the Municipal Office. Once approved, structural plans can be submitted for review and a Building Permit may be issued.

Please ensure ALL required documents are submitted to avoid delays. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.Development Applications may take up to 5 business days to process, Building Permits may take up to 10 Business Days to process. Construction cannot commence prior to obtaining a permit.

Building Permit Forms:

Professional Building Inspections, Inc. (PBI) have been contracted by the municipality to perform building inspections. Development and building permit applications and payments should be submitted to the municipal office, not directly to PBI.

Commercial Applications:
Please read the attached information and complete the required pages. Paper copies can be returned to the municipal office, or electronic copies can be emailed to k.strong@lumsden.ca

Building Permit Application (Commercial Projects)

Residential Applications:

Please read the attached information and complete the required pages. Paper copies can be returned to the municipal office, or electronic copies can be emailed to k.strong@lumsden.ca.

Building Permit Application (Residential Projects)

Additional information may be required, for any of the following projects, please complete and submit the required pages:
Basement Development – PBI Specifications
Deck – PBI Specifications
Detached Garage – PBI Specifications
Renovation – PBI Specifications

**Please note, for ALL new buildings constructed on a foundation, a surveyors certificate prepared by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor, will be required to be submitted upon construction completion, showing the actual location of the foundation in relationship to the property lines and other buildings on the site.

Plumbing Inspections (Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region) – (306) 766-7705

Plumbing Permits – Available at the Lumsden Municipal Office. To be completed in the office by the Journeyperson. The Health Inspector will pick up the permits from the Municipal Office

Electrical & Gas Permits/Inspections (SaskPower & SaskEnergy) – 1-888-757-6937, Option #5.

Fees:

The Development Application fee for Permitted Uses is $50.00, Discretionary Uses is $100.00.

Building permit fees differ for each project and usually depend on the size of the project and number of inspections it may require. For the latest list of fees, please refer to bylaws #8-2014 and 7-2015.

A Development Levy may be required for infill lots, new subdivisions and new developments; for the purpose of recovering all or a part of the capital costs of providing services and facilities association with a proposed development. For more information and the fee calculation, please refer to Schedule B  of Bylaw #8-2016.