You need to obtain a building permit to build an uncovered deck on your home if the deck is over 30 cm high.
Regardless of size or height, you must ensure your proposed deck does not encroach upon any easements registered against your property. To identify easements, contact Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan.
- Complete the Deck Permit Submission Package and ensure your application contains all required information and documents. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. The project package may be updated at any time, be sure to check back to this web page for the most current version.
- A completed Residential Permit Fee Calculation Form is required as part of the application.
- The application must be signed by the legal owner of the property as well as the applicant.
- If applicable, contact SaskPower for inspections and permits for gas or electrical work.
- Submit your application by email to email@example.com. The City will review your application to ensure it meets all building, heritage, zoning, landscaping, engineering, environmental, disposal, assessment, open space and utility regulations and/or bylaws.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to construction.
Deck: Construction or addition
$8 / $1,000 value, $100 minimum
We aim to process deck permits within 10 business days.
Construction cannot begin until the permit is issued. If work starts prior to issuing of a building permit, you will be subject to a surcharge.
Why do I need a permit?
Provincial Legislation and City Bylaws hold the property owner responsible for meeting building codes and regulations. Completing City of Regina permits helps property owners comply with their responsibility to ensure buildings are safe, habitable structures under Provincial Legislation.
You do not require a building permit to build a fence, however, your fence must comply with all City regulations and bylaws. You should contact the City prior to construction to ensure that your proposed fence is in compliance with all City regulations.
The Regina Traffic Bylaw, No. 9900 governs where and how high a fence can be:
- H(1) is for sightlines – a fence can’t be taller than 0.75 metres if it blocks sightlines
- H(2) determines how far back from the sidewalk the fence needs to be depending on where you want to put it. See below for information on Normal lots and Corner lots.
- You should speak with a Legal Land Surveyor to help you mark those boundaries before you start building your fence.
Note: The City does not locate property lines. To determine where your property lines are you must refer to a surveyor’s certificate or a real property report. These can be prepared by a Legal Land Surveyor.
- You must build your fence on private property. A Legal land Surveyor can locate that for you – the City does not locate property lines.
- Fences can be up to 1.83 metres (or 6 feet) in backyards and 1.22 metres (or 4 feet) in front yards
- From the edge of the property:
- If there is no sidewalk, it must be back at least 2 metres (or 6.5 feet)
- If there is a sidewalk, it must be back at least 0.6 metres (or 2 feet)
View the diagram for the Intersection of a Residential Driveway and a Street.
Corner Lots (or lots beside an alley):
- You have to comply with the same rules as Normal Lots, plus you must ensure that drivers can see over or around your fence when they approach.
- If the fence is being built at or near the corner, it must not fall into the sightline triangle found in Schedule H(1). If it does, the fence cannot exceed 0.75 metres in height.
- If your corner lot has no sidewalk and your property line is at the edge of the curb, your fence must be back from the curb at least 2 metres.
- If your corner lot has a sidewalk and your property line is at the edge of the sidewalk, the fence must be back at least 0.6 metres from that sidewalk.