Development & Construction Permits2021-04-30T10:21:11-06:00

Development & Construction Permits

Thinking about making some changes to your home, building, or developing in Fox Creek?

It’s important to know as much as you can about your project before you begin so there are no surprises. Various types of projects are regulated by the Town of Fox Creek and may require permits and inspections.

Whether you are building a new structure or renovating an existing one, Town of Fox Creek’s Planning and Development Services is here to help. We can help you determine what regulations might affect your project and what kind of permits you require before you begin.

The permit process

  1. Determine what you want to build and verify with us that your land use zoning / bylaw allows that development
  2. Get a site plan
  3. Apply for the development permit
  4. Apply for the building permit
  5. Apply for mechanical permits (plumbing, gas, electrical and private sewage)

Development Permit Applications

A Development Permit is required for any new construction or changes to any existing buildings or land. Development permit applications can be made at the Town Administration Office by filling out the form below:

Approved Development Permits

Permit #

Location

Development

Decision

Date of Decision

B001-2021

103-2a Avenue 

Business License True North Tap House

Approved

January 14, 2021

B002-2021

908-7 Avenue 

Business License 646 Co.

Approved

January 26, 2021

B003-2021

223 Hammond Drive South

Home Occupation Business License

Approved

February 17, 2021
Appeal period: Expired

B004-2021

Out of Town Contractor Port of Spain Holdings Inc.

Business License

Approved

February 17, 2021

S001-2021

315-1st Avenue

Subdivision - Lot Line Adjustment

Approved

February 22, 2021

B005-2021

602-10 Street Kashlee Co.

Home Occupation Business License

Approved

February 26, 2021
Appeal Period: Expired

B006-2021

202B Highway Avenue  KE Safety & Training Services

Business License

Approved

March 25, 2021

B007-2021

20 Commercial Court 2151434 Alberta Ltd

Business license

Approved

March 31, 2021

B008-2021

405-5th Street

Demolition

Approved

April 6, 2021 Appeal Period: Expired

B009-2021

400-4th Avenue Fashion For Less By Wayne&Wynter

Home Occupation Business License

Approved

April 7, 2021

B010-2021

809-7 Avenue

Home Occupation Business License

Approved

April 30, 2021

B011-2021

Out of Town Business Proform Concrete Services

Business License

Approved

April 6, 2021

B012-2021

Out of Town Business McColman & Sons Demolition

Business License

Approved

April 29, 2021

B013-2021

Out of Town Business Prologic Construction Ltd.

Business License

Approved

May 4, 2021

B014-2021

809-8 Ave. Serena May Photography

Home Occupation Business License

Approved Pending 21 day appeal period

May 14, 2021 Appeal period expires June 4, 2021

B015-2021

908-4 Ave. MacLeod's Technical Sales and Service

Home Occupation Business License

Approved Pending 21 day appeal period

May 14, 2021 Appeal period expires June 4, 2021

B016-2021

Willy's Trucking

Business License

Approved

May 17, 2021

B017-2021

O!M!G! Handi Werks Inc. o/a Werkz Inc

Business License

Approved

June 3, 2021

B018-2021

Advantage North Services Ltd.

Business License

Approved

May 26, 2021

B019-2021

Flint, a division of ClearStream Energy

Business License

Approved

May 26, 2021

D001-2021

13 Kaybob Trailer Court

Demolition

Approved 

April 16, 2021, Appeal Period Expired

D002-2021

15 Kaybob Trailer Court

Demolition

Approved 

April 16, 2021, Appeal Period Expired

D003-2021

16Kaybob Trailer Court

Demolition

Approved 

April 16, 2021, Appeal Period Expired

D004-2021

39 Kaybob Trailer Court

Demolition

Approved 

April 16, 2021, Appeal Period Expired

D005-2021

215-3rd Street East, Fox Creek, AB.

Stand Alone Franchise Restauant with double drive-thru

Approved

April 26, 2021

D006-2021

812-7 Street

Garage

Approved 

April 22 2021, Appeal Period Expired

D007-2021

55 A Kaybob Drive

Sign

Approved 

April 29, 2021, 

D009-2021

518-4 Ave.

10' X 26" Front Deck

Approved 

May 10, 2021, 

D010-2021

201-5th Street

14' x 66' Modular Home with 14' x 23' addtion with a 5% flanking front yard variance.

Approved 

May 17, 2021, 

D011-2021

310-1B Ave.

12' X 60' ATCO Office Trailer on Screw Piles

Approved 

May 17, 2021, 

D012-2021

105 Campground Road

12' wide X 16' high Pylon Sign

Approved 

May 18, 2021, 

D013-2021

211 - 1 Street

Demolition of Derald Palmer Arena.

Approved

April 6, 2021 by Council Motion No. 111-21 Press Release: Derald Palmer Arena Removal Contract Awarded

D019-2021

307-1a Avenue

Sign for Mobile Home Park to be mounted on new fence

Approved Pending 21 Day Appeal Period

May 26, 2021, appeal Period Expires June 16, 2021

Development Permit Notification

Development Permit Application

$20.00

Development Permit Application fee for Boarding House

$150.00

R1A, R1B, ER

Single Family Dwelling

$200.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

RMHS, RMHP

Mobile / Modular Homes

$200.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

R2,R3,R4

Apartments / Condo Buildings

$300.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

C1, C2, C3

Commercial Building

$500.00

Accessory Buildings

$200.00

US, P1, UR

Day Care / Group Home

$400.00

Public Use Building

$400.00

Accessory Buildings

$400.00

Campground

$400.00

M1

Building

$500.00

Addition Renovations

$400.00

Accessory Buildings

$400.00

Direct Control

$400.00

Demolition Permits

$75.00

Compliance Certificate

As of October 18, 2016 onward, as part of Compliance Certificate application, the Town of Fox Creek will only accept RPR that is:

  1. No older than six (6) months from the time of request, or
  2. No older than year 2005 accompanied by a Statutory Declaration.

One cost-effective way to comply with the new RPR requirement is to get an updated RPR instead of complete a new RPR. Please note that ONLY the original Land Surveyor can update the report.

Fees and Charges Bylaw

Development Charges

Application to Appeal Assessment

$50.00

Successful Application to Appeal Assessment Refund

$50.00

Copy of Land Use Bylaw

$12.00

Application to Amend Land Use Bylaw

$500.00

Subdivision and Development Appeal

$150.00

Land Title Search

$25.00

Compliance Certificates

Compliance Certificate

$50.00

Rush Compliance Certificate

$80.00

Subdivision Applications

Subdivision Application Fee

$400.00

Parcel fee excluding remnant, up to 20 parcels

$100.00 /parcel

Parcel fee excluding remnant, over 20 parcels

$50.00 / parcel

Development Permits

Development Permit Application

$20.00

Development Permit Application fee for Boarding House

$150.00

R1A, R1B, ER

Single Family Dwelling

$200.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

RMHS, RMHP

Mobile / Modular Homes

$200.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

R2,R3,R4

Apartments / Condo Buildings

$300.00

Renovations / Additions

$125.00

Accessory Buildings

$125.00

C1, C2, C3

Commercial Building

$500.00

Accessory Buildings

$200.00

US, P1, UR

Day Care / Group Home

$400.00

Public Use Building

$400.00

Accessory Buildings

$400.00

Campground

$400.00

M1

Building

$500.00

Addition Renovations

$400.00

Accessory Buildings

$400.00

Direct Control

$400.00

Demolition Permits

$75.00

How do I find information on my property (zoning, legal description, property line)?2021-03-24T09:57:24-06:00

Use our online mapping system, Discover Fox Creek. You can also contact us for zoning, possible land uses, development projects happening in your area and other property information on land throughout the Town.

What kind of development can I have on my property?2021-03-24T09:56:33-06:00

Land use in Fox Creek is regulated by the Land Use Bylaw. If you need help, contact us for more information. You may also find an answer in the ‘Information Brochures’ section, below.

How long is a development permit valid?2021-03-24T09:55:53-06:00

You have 12 months to start a project once you get your development permit. Once work has been started, your permit remains valid until the work is completed, provided that the project is substantially completed within two (2) years of the date the permit was issued.

What information is required to complete an application?2021-03-24T09:55:12-06:00

The information you need to submit varies depending on the type of project. Our application forms, available here, include checklists that will help you determine what type of drawings and information are required.

For inquiries on a safety code permit, contact our Safety Codes Agency. Details provided in the section below, entitled ‘Safety Code Agency’.

Who can apply for a permit?2021-03-24T09:54:29-06:00

Usually the property owner applies for development and building permits and the specific trades will apply for plumbing, private sewage disposal, gas, and electrical permits.

How can I apply for a permit?2021-03-24T09:53:55-06:00

For Development Permit, you can find our application forms and fees here. For safety code permits, please contact our Safety Codes Agency. Details provided in the section below.

If you have a project planned, you can book a pre-application meeting with Planning and Development Services by calling 780-622-3896 or by visiting the the Town Office. At the pre-application meeting, you can learn more about land use, development restrictions, and permitting requirements. We can help you apply for development, building and mechanical permits before beginning construction and advise if you need permits from other agencies.

What are the benefits of getting a safety code permit?2021-03-24T09:53:16-06:00

The major benefits are knowing that the installation will conform to the safety standards adopted under the Safety Codes Act and that safety code officers will provide the inspection(s).

What is the difference between a development permit and a safety code permit?2021-03-24T09:52:34-06:00

The Municipal Government Act and Town of Fox Creek’s Land Use Bylaw guide the development permit process. Development Permits are required for new builds, additions and renovations to structures and for a change in land use on a property.

The Safety Codes Act and the Alberta Building Code, Alberta Gas Code, Alberta Plumbing Code, Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, Alberta Private Sewage System Standard of Practice 2015 and Alberta Fire Code guide the building permit process.

Your project must have Development Permit approval to get a safety codes permit.

Do I need a permit for my project?2021-03-24T09:51:36-06:00

Most types of property or building development require one or more permits. Any use or development of lands or buildings requires a development permit, unless exempt under the Land Use Bylaw.

Many developments also require building permits, and electrical, plumbing, gas, and/or private sewage disposal permits.

Alberta Municipal Affairs offers a Do I need a Building Permit tip sheet that can help explain the process.