Most construction, demolition and renovation projects require permits before you start doing any physical work. This ensures that local and provincial laws are followed, and is especially important when it comes time to sell your property. Any developments taking place without permits can be fined up to triple the regular fees.
The Town of Olds issues two different types of permits for most projects:
- Building Permit - to comply with the Alberta Building Code; and
- Development Permit - to comply with the Town of Olds Land Use Bylaw.
Electrical, gas and plumbing work need separate permits not issued by the Town. To learn more about them, please click here.
Please obtain line locates before digging:
- ALBERTA ONE CALL at 1 (800) 242-3447 or www.alberta1call.com
- DigShaw at 1 (866) 344-7429 or www.digshaw.ca
The locates must be available on site as the work is being completed.
Renovations that do not change the structure or use of your building do not require permits, such as installing new flooring, painting the walls, etc.