Secondary suites provide an important form of affordable housing in the City of Grande Prairie that benefits both renters and homeowners. To develop a secondary suite within the City, Development Services and Inspection Services have requirements.
What is considered a Secondary Suite?
A secondary suite, also known as a basement suite, is a separate living area contained within a single detached dwelling. It functions as a self-contained accessory living unit complete with a kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom area. It may share common space with the primary residence; for example, a laundry room.
A Secondary Suite will require both a Development Permit and a Building Permit
For information related to the Land Use Bylaw and what is required from Development Permitting, please see below.