Building and Development Permits
Do I Need a Permit?
Building permits are required for the construction of all new buildings, structural renovations, decks, basement finishing, and solar panel installation. If you are not sure if your project requires a building permit, please contact the Planning Department at 306-347-2965.
Other types of development do not require a building permit, but still require a development permit:
- Agricultural accessory buildings (Must be on a full quarter section and solely used for agricultural purposes)
- Site work, grading, or pre-construction work
- Building an approach or driveway through the municipal right-of-way (see below for more information)
What do I need to submit to the Planning Department?
Choose the permit package from the list below that applies to your project. A detailed site plan must also be submitted for all projects. Click here for an example of what should be included in your site plan.
- House (New)
- Detached Garage/Shop/Shed
- Mobile Home
- Residential Addition
- Pole Building
- Pre-Move Inspections (Moving an existing building to a new site)
- Solar Panel Installation
Energy Code Forms and Information - Required for most new construction, additions and renovations as of January 1st, 2019
- Commitment for field review
- Drawing requirements
- National Energy Code for Buildings
- Performance Report
- Prescriptive Report
- Trade Off Report
- Project Summary
Please plan on applying for a building permit 4 to 6 weeks before construction is set to begin to allow time for our Building Official to review the application. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant
Inspections must be completed at various stages throughout the construction process. All building inspections for the RM are carried out by Professional Building Inspections (PBI) who can be reached at (306) 536-1799. All questions concerning the National Building Code or the new National Energy Code can be directed to PBI.
Building permits and inspections have associated fees. Contact the Planning Department (306-347-2965) with the details of your construction project to receive a fee estimate.
Driveways and Approaches
Before building a driveway or approach, please submit the Driveway or Approach Construction/Expansion Application to the RM. There are no fees associated with the approval of a driveway or approach.