What is an accessory building/structure?

An additional building/structure being added to a commercial site that is not attached to the principal building is considered an accessory building/structure. 

Accessory buildings and structures may require a development permit, building permit as well as a lot grading permit.

Do I need a building permit?

All accessory buildings and structures over 10m² (108ft²) require a building permit.

Do I need a sub-trade permit?

In addition to a building permit, the following sub-trade permits may be required.

  • Electrical permit (required if adding to or altering an electrical system)
  • Plumbing permit (required if adding to or altering a plumbing system)
  • Gas permit (required if adding or replacing a gas appliance)

Do I need a development permit?

All accessory buildings and structures over 20m² (215ft²) require a development permit.

Accessory buildings and structures that are less than 20m² (215ft²) do not require a development permit provided they comply with the Land Use Bylaw.

Please get in touch with our Development Officers at 780-538-0325.

This is a general guide and has no legal status. It cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws and policies currently in effect. The City of Grande Prairie accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information.