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
- Determine what you want to build and verify with us that your land use zoning / bylaw allows that development
- Get a site plan
- Apply for the development permit
- Apply for the building permit
- Apply for mechanical permits (plumbing, gas, electrical and private sewage)
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.
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.
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.
For inquiries on a safety code permit, contact our Safety Codes Agency. Details provided in the section below, entitled ‘Safety Code Agency’.
The Town of Fox Creek requires all businesses that are operating, working, providing or selling a product or service within or partially within the town corporate boundaries to possess a valid Fox Creek business license
When a land owner wishes to split their lot in half or when a developer wishes to create a multi-lot subdivision for the construction of several homes, they need a subdivision permit. In order to allow for the subdivision to occur there are several administrative and legal changes that must take place.
Accredited Safety Codes Agency appointed by the Town:
SUPERIOR SAFETY CODES INC.
12010 – 111 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4S9
Ph.: 780-489-4777 or 1-866-999-4777
Fax: 780-489-4711 or 1-866-900-4711
If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Development department (780) 622 3896 or firstname.lastname@example.org