The Town of Olds issues Development Permit Applications and Building Permit Applications for all construction within the town limits. By obtaining these permits, you know that your property complies with the Town’s Land Use Bylaw and the Alberta Building Code. You will be secure in the knowledge that building inspections will be provided by a certified Safety Codes Officer.
It is very important that you have Development and Building Permits approved before you begin constructing your project. If you have begun construction without proper approval, you will be advised to stop construction immediately until the applications have been submitted and approved by both the Town and the Building Inspector. Please note that any work started without proper approval could result in a stop work order, and is also subject to a penalty fee of triple the initial fee.
The Planning and Development Department aims to work closely with landowners in helping to obtain permits. Should you have any questions you may contact a Development Officer who will answer any questions you may have and will work with you to get you the approval of the type of project you wish to construct.
Construction, Demolition & Renovation Projects
For most construction, demolition, and renovation projects a Development and Building permit is required before you commence work. The Land Use Bylaw regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings. Development services include processing development and building permits, certificates of compliance, sidewalk cafe and sale permits, mobile vendor permits, land use bylaw amendments and providing development information to the public.