What is a basement development?

A basement development is the addition of rooms, bathrooms, and living spaces to an unfinished basement.

Do I need a development permit?

No, you do not need a development permit for a basement development unless you are adding a secondary suite. (See secondary suites.)

A basement development will require a building permit.

For information related to building code and what is required from Inspection Services, please see below.


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.