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This section includes the forms and applications related to the development and building permit process.
A Development Permit is needed for most new construction, additions / alterations or changes of use. If you are planning changes such as constructing or renovating a building or changing the use of a building, you will need permits from the Planning and Development Department. Development permits deal with a development's impact on surrounding properties. Building permits deal with the structural stability of buildings and the health and safety of the building's occupants.
A Development Permit is required for all new development of single family, duplex, semi-detached, secondary suites and tri-plex developments. Development Permits are also required for garages and any accessory buildings over 215 sq. ft. You may also be required to obtain a development permit for additions / alterations to your existing residence. Please contact the Planning and Development Department for further information.
Home Based Business simply means the secondary use of a residential property to conduct business activity. All Home Based Businesses require a Home a Home Based Business Permit.
Municipal Approvals are usually required by Alberta Motor Vehicles or Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; it is not a requirement of the City of Grande Prairie.
Use this form to appeal a development approval before the appeal date expires. $150.00 to accompany application
Use this form to appeal a subdivision approval before the appeal date expires. $150.00 to accompany application
A Certificate of Compliance is a confirmation from the City of Grande Prairie that the location of building(s) as shown on the Real Property Report comply with the setback requirements of the Land Use Bylaw.
All signs within the City of Grande Prairie require a Sign Permit from the Development Permitting Department. Non-profit signs are permitted on City owned land with PRIOR approvals granted from the City of Grande Prairie Parks Department.
This section includes forms administered by Enforcement Services.
Use this form if you are licensing your animal with City of Grande Prairie Enforcement Services.
Your animal is not considered legally licensed until we have received all appropriate information as required. In order to receive the reduced rate for a spayed or neutered animal, you must provide proof that your animal is spayed or neutered in the form of a Spay/Neuter Certificate from your veterinarian or a Statutory Declaration (Animal Licensing) signed by a Commissioner for Oaths.
Use this form to apply for a Business License. If this is a new license application, please contact Enforcement Services to confirm the license is required and the cost.
This section includes forms administered by Engineering Services
If you are blocking traffic on side walks or roads in the city, you first need to obtain approval to do so.
Basic engineering fee includes an on-site consultation, pre-pour inspection and final inspection. A map or plan must be submitted with application. Additional engineering fees may apply and a letter of credit may be requested.
This form is for excavating on public (or City) land only. Prior to work commencing, the Applicant will check with all utility companies to ensure that the Applicant's work will not interfere with or damage any utility lines or other structures (this includes Aquatera). Depending on work being done, a crossing permit may be needed as well as a work zone signage plan may be required.
Application for access to the GIS Shallow Utility Viewer.
The inspection request form is submitted when the permit work has been completed. If the inspection is approved, 50% of the security amount will be refunded. There is then a 2 year warranty period, and it is then inspected again for the release of the remaining security amount.
See what the current fees are for building and sub trade permits for both commercial and residential projects.
Looking to build a base building, cold storage, multi-family dwelling, put up a temporary tent or do tenant improvements? Please include this application with your permit submittals.
Looking to demolish an existing building? Please submit this form complete with ALL applicable signatures.
Looking to install in floor heat? Please include this application with your permit submittals.
A residential building permit is required if you are looking to: build a new home, develop your basement, build a deck, build a shed, make alterations or additions onto your home, develop a secondary suite. Even if you are getting a hot tub or a solid fuel burning appliance, a building permit is required. Please include this application with your permit submittals.
This section includes forms administered by Transportation Services
In order to hold a Parade you must complete the application for parade and route. This includes walk-a-thons; marches; horse and carriage rides. Proof of two million dollar liability insurance coverage must be provided before the application will be approved.
Non-Profit signs advertising community events or non-profit events, must obtain approval from the City of Grande Prairie prior to placement of the sign.
A Park Use Permit is required for any events or activities taking place within the boundaries of a park maintained by the City of Grande Prairie.
To access property with a vehicle through a City utility lot, park, or boulevard, you need to obtain a permit.
Holding a special event within the City? All special events now need a permit from the City.
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