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Do I need a Building Permit?

Yes, you need a building permit for a PDD application.

Do I need a Development Permit?

All additions and alterations that affect the overall footprint of the existing structure require a development permit. For all interior renovations, no development permit is required. Contact a Development Officer for questions and details at

How do I complete a PDD application?Complete PDD Application

 The following is require to for the application:

- Complete an application form

-Follow the PDD information instructions.

An example of a complete form can be viewed by selecting the to page on right . Items highlighted in yellow is information required to complete the form.

To apply, download a Residential Building/Subtrade Permit Application Form and pay for the permit at City Service Centre, located at 9505 112 Street, Grande Prairie. 

PDD Requirements

Wheelchair Access

Effective May 1, 2015, a new edition of the Alberta Building Code and Fire Code was published. Buildings and homes providing care to persons with limited mobility or no capacity to safely exit on their own in the event of an emergency requiring evacuation.

Municipal Affairs has also issued an approved guideline (August 2015 STANDATA). The guideline gives PDD housing providers with alternatives for complying to the code, where it is appropriate. PDD housing providers may be allowed to install alternative safety measures in the following situation:

Situation 1 – Applies to smaller homes where all residents can self-evacuate or evacuate with minimal assistance. This means the residents are not totally dependent on the assistance of care staff to evacuate during an emergency. If approved, the house would not require sprinklers or fire separations. Residences with PDD-funded individuals who are able to safely and independently or semi-independently evacuate will experience very little difference in the safety features of their homes.

Examples of alternative safety measures include:
• interconnected smoke alarms in all bedrooms and on all floors,
• reducing obstructions,
• safe window openings for sleeping rooms, and

• emergency lighting for all exits.

* Additional examples can be found on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website by following the link below.

For Fire Code Approved Guideline see STANDATA.

The above data is courteous of Alberta Municipal Affairs. For more information on PDD requirements, visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs website at:

Last updated: 2/1/2018 2:22:21 PM