Work to demolish a residential building must commence within 10 days of the permit being approved and be completed within 30 days of being issued. Work to demolish a commercial building must commence within 10 days of the permit being approved and be completed within 90 days of being issued for a commercial building.
Before the Demolition
Before you apply for your demolition permit, ensure that:
- The site is not a building or structure listed under the Heritage Holding Bylaw or is within the designated Heritage Conservation District - the Transitional Area in the downtown.
- All property taxes for the building(s) and property have been paid for the current year.
- Arrangements have been made with the City to inspect, seal off or remove obsolete sewer and water service connections. Please call 306-777-7000 to arrange this.
- Arrangements have been made to stop other utilities such as gas, electrical or telephone.
- You have a temporary street use permit if your demolition will disrupt traffic/pedestrians.
- Your proposed demolition complies with all bylaws, acts, and regulations at the federal, provincial or municipal level, even if it is not listed in the applications.
If all of the above is not completed, your demolition permit will be denied. We are happy to help if you have any questions. Contact us at 306-777-7000.
To submit and have your demolition permit approved, complete the following steps:
- Complete both a Demolition Permit Application and a Demolition Clearance Declaration. The declaration states you will take all non-salvageable materials to be disposed of at the City of Regina Landfill. If you wish to take material outside the city limits, you will need written approval from the Saskatchewan Environment – Environmental Protection Branch.
- If demolishing a commercial, institutional or an industrial building a Hazardous Materials Survey must be completed by an independent qualified engineer or consultant prior to any demolition activities and submit along with demolition permit application.
- Obtain any other approvals if required, i.e. Saskatchewan Environmental Protection Branch.
- Submit completed forms and other approvals to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 306-777-6823.
Once your permit is approved, you will be contacted to make credit card payment over the phone. Once your permit is paid, your permit will be emailed to the applicant/owner/contractor for a signature. A signed copy must be scanned and sent back to email@example.com prior to construction.
Please read the Hazardous Materials Advisory for demolition, renovations, construction or alteration.
Demolition of Accessory Buildings 75m2 or less total floor area
Demolition of Buildings 76m2 to 200m2 total floor area
Demolition of Buildings 201m2 or more total floor area
$150 + ($8 / 100m2 over 200m2)
The City will review your application and determine if it meets all building, heritage, zoning, landscaping, engineering, environmental, disposal, assessment, open space and utility regulations and/or bylaws.
During the Demolition
If soil contamination or other hazardous materials are found during demolition, you must contact the City to inform them before it is removed. You must also comply with all acts and regulations concerning the disposal of this material.
If asbestos is discovered before or during the demolition of the site, you must:
- Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety regulations involving its removal.
- Follow the regulations outlined in the Transportation and Dangerous Goods Act to take the material to the City Landfill.
- Obtain the proper permit from the City to dispose of the asbestos in the City Landfill.
After the Demolition
Once the demolition is complete, you must remove all rubbish and building materials from the property as well as fill and level the excavation to an elevation compatible with abutting properties. You should also seed the site with coarse grass.
If required, you must get approval from the City to remove driveway crossings that are no longer required or to remove any structures that encroach onto the property.
For properties located in the Downtown zone, Commercial zone or Transitional Area Residential zone, you must provide a perimeter screen fence or landscaping that complies with the regulations contained in Regina Zoning Bylaw.