Your proposed secondary suite must meet building code regulations. The submission package below explains some of the requirements regarding windows, fire protection, forced-entry protection, separation of dwelling units, soundproofing, smoke alarms, handrails, room heights, air duct system, furnaces, plumbing, exits and address naming conventions for your secondary suite. Under the Zoning Bylaw, secondary suites are allowed in most residential zones.
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- Complete the Secondary Suite 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 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 Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) for inspections and permits for gas or electrical work.
- Submit your application through eBuild 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.
Residential: New 1-2 units construction (cost /m2)
$9 /m2, $100 minimum
Residential: Movement, alteration, renovation, repair of property
$8 /$1,000 value, $100 minimum
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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.
In the core and certain inner city areas, secondary suites are eligible for a 25% tax exemption for 5 years, provided that the unit is used for long-term rental purposes (i.e., not an Airbnb and not for commercial or personal use). Learn more about our Housing Incentives Program.