You need to obtain a building permit to build an uncovered deck on your home if the deck is over 30 cm high. Learn more about what is required to build a covered deck.
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 project package.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email email@example.com and 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
Construction cannot begin until the permit is issued. If work commences prior to issuing of a building permit, you will be subject to a surcharge.
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.
Some general guidelines for building a fence:
- A fence can be no more than 1.83 m in the rear of the property and 1.22 m in the front of the property except if you are on a corner lot or adjacent to an alley and street intersection.
- All fences shall be on private property.
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.