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.

For further information regarding permitted, discretionary and prohibited uses, please refer to the RM of Lumsden’s Zoning Bylaw. Zoning for all parcels of land 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.  The Zoning Bylaw can be found here.

For more information about development, building or subdivision, please contact Luke at [email protected] To make an appointment with Luke, please call (306) 731-2404 x8308.

Forms Required for All Applications:

Development Permit Application (Fillable)

To apply for a new use of a property, subdivision, 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 and reviewed and a Building Permit can 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.

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

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 [email protected] .

Commercial Building Permit Forms

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 [email protected] .

Residential Building Permit Forms

Additional information may be required, for any of the following projects, please complete and submit the required pages:

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 bylaw #17-2014.

Property Access Approach Applications:
1 – Property Access Approach Application
2 – Property Access Approach Application Fillable

Property Approach Application fee is $50.00

Subdivision Applications:
1 – Simplified Overview of the Subdivision Process

Subdivision application fee is $250.00 for single parcel Subdivisions and $500.00 for multiple parcels. If rezoning is required prior to subdivision, rezoning fees will apply, including a planning fee deposit.

In 2016 Council contracted Associated Engineering to do a development charge study for the municipality to determine what the appropriate charges for development should be to ensure that the municipality is collecting fees adequate for future capital costs that directly or indirectly benefit development.  The study has been accepted by council and will now apply to future subdivisions in the municipality.

Fees:

Fees are now calculated on a per hectare basis.  For the purpose of fee calculations based on projects and benefitting areas, the municipality was divided into 2 development areas, a West Sector and an East Sector.  Please see the Capital Projects Sector Map and summary of Development Charge Cost Calculations below:

Development Charge Calculation

Capital Projects Map 

Proposed subdivisions are still analyzed on a case by case basis and fees may be higher or lower depending on the location and direct capital costs that are required to accommodate the subdivision.  To view the full Development Charge Study and see a detailed list of projects please click on the link below:

Development Charge Background

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Demolition & Building Move Permits

1. Per the RM of Lumsden Building Bylaw, a Building Demolition or Building Move Permit is required prior to the decommissioning or removal of a building.
2. Applications for a Building Move or Building Demolition Permit may be found below:
RM – Building Demolition Application

RM – Building Move Application
3. A building may not be decommissioned or removed from a property until the RM is satisfied that there are no debts or taxes in arrears or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated.
4. The application fee for Building Move or Building Demolition Permit is $50.00 that involves a building over 74.3 m2 (800.00 ft2).
5. The applicant must also deposit a sum in accordance with the table below to cover the cost of restoring the site after the building has been demolished or removed to such condition, that it is, in the opinion of the RM or its authorized representative, not dangerous to public safety:

Buildings located on land in a potentially unstable slope area as identified in the Official Community Plan Hazardous Lands Map, where rebuilding is proposed: $12,500.00
Buildings located on land in a potentially unstable slope area as identified in the Official Community Plan Hazardous Lands Map, where no rebuilding is proposed: $49,000.00
Buildings in excess of 185.8 m2 (2,000 ft2) that are not located in a potential unstable slope area as identified in the Official Community Plan Hazardous Lands Map: $12,500.00
Buildings less than 185.8 m2 (2,000 ft2) that are not located in a potential unstable slope area as identified in the Official Community Plan Hazardous Lands Map: $2,500.00

6. The following link will take you to the Official Community Plan Hazardous Lands Map:

OCP Hazard Lands Map

7. The deposit amount may be in the form of either a certified cheque, surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit in the name of the RM.
8. The applicable application form, application fee (if required) and deposit (if required) must all be submitted concurrently.
9. Once the application is processed, a Building Demolition Permit or Building Move Permit may be issued.
10. Permits expire one year from the date of issuance.
11. Upon written notification of demolition or removal completion by the applicant, the sum deposited or a portion thereof shall be refunded, if the site is restored to a condition satisfactory to the RM or its authorized representative.
NOTE: The Building Official may need to be involved in this process if the project involves a building that has material below ground (e.g. house with foundation). Please contact the Lumsden Municipal Office for information. For more information about development, building or subdivision, please contact Luke at [email protected] To make an appointment with Luke, please call (306) 731-2404 x8308 .

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