A building permit regulates construction according to the National Building Code, while a development permit authorizes a development according to the Zoning Bylaw. The Zoning Bylaw regulates the location, height and size of a garage on a lot. This application includes a building and zoning review and you will be issued both a building and development permit upon approval.
- Complete the Garage Permit Application 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 Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) for inspections and permits for gas or electrical work.
- Submit your application through our new online eBuild software or in-person at City Hall. 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 application is approved, you will receive an email advising you of the permit fee (be sure to check your junk mail folder). Payment can be made online for eBuild customers, over the phone, or at the permit counter on the main floor of City Hall. Please note, the permit is not issued until you have paid the fee. Once issued, the applicable permits and approved drawings will be sent to you via email.
|Approximately $4.14 per m2 (0.38 per ft2) (minimum permit fee of $100) - Residential Permit Fee Calculation Form|
|5 business days (approval notice or correction letter)|
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.
|Building (if applicable)|
For more information or to book an inspection, call 306-777-7551 or submit a request online.
Estimated Property Tax Adjustments
per Square Foot
|Example: A 400 square foot garage in Market Area 4 would have an estimated annual tax rate increase of $0.39 X 400 ft2 = $156|
View the Market Area Map to determine your estimated rate.
If you would like a detailed estimate of your project, please contact us.
Property tax revenue is collected for municipal services such as roads, infrastructure, police and fire, parks and recreation, waste removal and transit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a permit?
Building and development permits are important to help ensure structures and buildings are safe to use and comply with minimum standards. They allow your municipality to protect the interests of both individuals and the community as a whole. By reviewing and approving building permit applications before any work is done, the property owner can have increased confidence that the construction will meet the applicable building standards and that their asset is protected. The development permit ensures that any changes to the property meet zoning requirements. Through the applicable City Bylaws and Provincial Legislation, the property owner is responsible to ensure compliance with:
- the National Building Code of Canada, which sets standards for the design and construction of buildings to meet objectives such as health, safety, fire protection and accessibility
- the City of Regina Zoning Bylaw 2019 and other planning controls on buildings
Do I need to fill this application out or can that be done by an experienced friend or contractor?
Anyone can fill out the form, but the application must be signed by the legal landowner (name on land title).
Just like repairing your car, building a garage requires a specific skill set and understanding. The application package and process were designed to increase the success of first-time garage builders. However, inexperienced applicants may require additional support from a friend or professional contractor. Remember, it is the property owners’ responsibility to meet the required building standards. Our team of building officials are here to help clarify general questions, however they cannot complete the design.