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Refer to Building Codes & Bylaws

Framing and cement walls of a house being builtBuilding codes and bylaws provide the regulations and standards that architects, builders and homeowners must meet when designing constructing or remodelling buildings.

No matter what part of construction the code or bylaw refers to — construction, property maintenance, fire prevention or plumbing — the codes and bylaws all have the same purpose: to protect the health safety and welfare of the building’s occupants.

Not all bylaws involving building or construction are listed here; use the City's online Contact Us form or phone at 306-777-7000 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. (holidays excepted).

Application of building accessiblity standards is a shared responsibility.

Federal Government

Sets base for all building standards through National Building Code (NBC)

NBC addresses:

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Accessibility
  • Fire & structure protections
  • Environment
Provincial Government

Sets province-wide standards through Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (UBAS Act)

Approves supplemental standards set by Municipalities

Licences building officials

Saskatchewan Building & Accessibility Standards Appeals Board hears appeals from building owners regarding application of accessibility standards and compliance orders issued by building officials

UBAS Act:

  • Adopts building and accessibility standards
  • Authorizes establishment of permit regime
  • Prescribes method for enforcement
Municipal Authority

Administers and enforces standards and regulations, including NBC, UBAS Act and Building Bylaw

Licensed building officials work for the municipality

Building Bylaw:

  • Establishes permit system, including timelines
  • Adopts supplemental building standards specific to needs of Municipality (ie. methods of construction to accommodate soil conditions)
Property Owner

Responsible for ensuring their building complies with all building and accessibility standards

Professional designers (architects, engineers) work for the building owner.