Building Permit Information
The Municipality of Pilot Butte requires and issues building permits because, by law, it is required that the municipality administer and enforce the Provincial Government’s Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act. This Act states that the owner of each building in Saskatchewan shall ensure that the building is designed, constructed, erected, placed, altered, repaired, renovated, demolished, relocated, removed, used or occupied in accordance with building standards.
When purchasing lots, purchaser must ensure Architectural Controls, where required, have a signature of approval by the Architectural Controls Co-ordinator prior to submitting the Development Application to The Town Office.
The first step is the Development Application. This application will include two paper copies and one electronic copy of house plans and site plans, engineered trusses and plan drawings approved by an engineer, accompanied by a surveyor’s certificate.
At this point we can approve or decline the application based on the site plans provided the location of the building complies with our zoning bylaw. Permit applications other than a new house will require a town representative to confirm that the measurements agree with the permit application.
The Building Permits that do not require a Development Permit are Renovations or Basement Developments.
If the Development Permit is not approved as it does not comply with the Town’s zoning, the builder/developer may appeal to the local Development Appeals Board. If the resident is still not satisfied with the Appeals Board decision, they then may appeal to the Provincial Appeals Board.
Two paper copies and one electronic copy of house plans and site plans, engineered trusses and plan drawings are required for all permits.
Once the Development Permit has been approved by the Development Officer or Town Administrator, the building permit is sent to Professional Building Inspections in Emerald Park.
Mobile Home Park residents wanting to move in a new mobile home should apply for a permit at least three weeks before the move. Specification sheets and CSA approval forms are required for all new mobile homes. If there is a removal or demolition of a Mobile Home, ‘An Approval to Demolish or Move a Building’ Application must be completed. Professional Building Inspections will review the permit to ensure that it meets all building code requirements and return the information to the Town Office. Residents will then be contacted to collect and pay for their permit. All residents, including those in Walter’s Mobile Home Park should have their building permit approval before starting construction.
For new homes you must have your plumber contact the town office to collect the Water Meter for installation. At that time a town representative supply the water meter as well as observe & inspect the installation.
Residents may call Professional Building Inspections directly if they have questions about the Building Codes.