Building codes establish predictable and consistent minimum standards that are applied to the quality and durability of construction and construction materials across the province and country.
Examples of building codes include:
- National Building Code of Canada Go to the National Research Council of Canada to view this document
- Uniform Building & Accessibilities Standards Act and the Uniform Building & Accessibility Standards Regulations go to the Queen’s Printer at the Province of Saskatchewan’s website to view this document.
- Saskatchewan Plumbing and Drainage Regulations 1996 go to Saskatchewan Health for information about these regulations.
- Building and Fire Safety – Government of Saskatchewan go to Government Relations for information about their role and regulations
Each municipality is responsible for the enforcement of these Codes, Acts, and regulations in the area in which it has jurisdiction.
As part of its building permit process the City of Regina reviews and approves plans for construction that meet building codes and bylaws. The City of Regina will also conduct inspections during construction to verify that building code regulations have been followed.
2015 National Building Code Adoption
Building permits received after January 1, 2018 are reviewed and inspected as to the 2015 National Building Code. The City of Regina implemented appropriate code review and compliance following the Province of Saskatchewan’s adoption of all parts of the 2015 National Building Code, except Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency.