Development & Building Permits

What is the difference between a Development Permit & Building Permit?

Development permits relate to community planning; specifically, what can and cannot be done on or to a property. Regulations for development are found in our Zoning Bylaw (ZB) and Official Community Plan Bylaw (OCP). The ZB and OCP and are regulated by The Planning and Development Act2007.

Building Permits relate to the construction of structures and the regulations are found in our Building Bylaw. The Building Bylaw is 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 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, please contact Luke at [email protected].


Development Applications:

To apply for a new use of a property (example: starting a home based business), or to build a new structure (larger than 100ft2) a Development Permit Application is required. Applicants need to:

  1. Complete and submit a Development Permit Application
  2. Provide a site plan (showing the existing and proposed buildings and distances to the property lines)
  3. Submit the associated application fee to the Municipal Office.

Development Permit Application or Development Permit Application (Fillable)

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. Development cannot commence prior to obtaining a permit.

Building Permit Applications:

Once a Development Permit is approved, a Building Permit application can be made. 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.

Building Permits may take up to 10 business days to process. Construction cannot commence prior to obtaining a permit.

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

**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.


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.