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Grade Certificate Requirements

Residential Lot Grading Plan Requirements

#1 - Basic Information

  • Contact information for permit application (name, phone number, e-mail)
  • Contact information for surveying company
  • Permit number (Development Permit or Building Permit)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal address
  • Neighbourhood name and phase
  • Datum information
  • North arrow
  • Legend
  • Date of survey

#2 - Lot Grading & Drainage

  • Drainage pattern shown with arrows
  • Slope percentages and proposed elevations:
    • All corners of the parcel
    • Along property lines (break points)
  • Existing elevations:
    • Existing infrastructure (sidewalks, PULs, top of curbs, swales)
  • Identify status of adjacent parcel
    • Existing house, vacant, under construction, etc.
  • Precise location of proposed building relative to property lines

#3 - Final Grade at Building

  • Proposed elevations:
    • At house
    • At garage

#4 - Drainage Easements (if applicable)

  • Drainage pattern shown with arrow
  • Slope percentage
  • Proposed elevations of the swale
  • Detail of swale
  • Registered Plan Number
  • Existing elevations:
    • Fence, concrete, swale, etc.

#5 - Foundation

  • Proposed elevations:
    • Top of foundation
    • Bottom of foundation
    • Final grade at foundation

Grade Certificate Requirements

#1 - Basic Information

  • Contact information for permit applicant (name, phone number, e-mail)
  • Contact information for they surveying company
  • Permit number (Development Permit or Building Permit)
  • Municipal address
  • Legal address
  • Neighbourhood name and phase
  • Datum information
  • North arrow
  • Legend
  • Date of survey

#2 - As Built Lot Grading & Drainage

  • As built and proposed drainage pattern shown with arrows
  • As built and proposed slope percentages:
    • Along property lines (beak points)
  • As built and proposed elevations
    • All corners of the lot
  • Existing elevations:
    • Existing infrastructure (sidewalks, PULs, top of curbs, swales)
  • Identify status of adjacent parcel:
    • Existing house, vacant, under construction, etc.

#3 - As Built of Building

  • As built and proposed elevations:
    • Grade at house and garage
    • Top of foundation wall
    • Top of garage slab

#4 - Drainage Easements (if applicable)

  • As built and proposed drainage pattern shown with arrows
  • As built and proposed slope percentage
  • As built and proposed elevations of the swale
  • Registered Plan Number
  • Existing elevations:
    • Fence, concrete, swale, etc.

#5 - Certification

  • Certification by an Alberta Land Surveyor, Registered Architect or Professional Engineer
    • Includes signature and stamp
  • Notes to be included:
    • Subject to the acceptance of the local approving authority
    • As constructed grades and elevations are within the Lot Grading Tolerances of the Bylaw C-1240
    • Grading will provide positive drainage for the parcel and is directed to a positive natural drainage course or storm sewer system
Last updated: 12/15/2016 10:30:47 AM