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It is the landowner’s responsibility to comply with the provincial Safety Codes Act for new construction, additions or renovations, electrical, gas, plumbing and private sewage disposal systems by obtaining a Safety Codes permit. Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council administer the Alberta Safety Codes Act. This Act provides codes for the building industry to ensure safety and minimum standards for residential, commercial, industrial and other buildings throughout the province. The County of Vermilion River currently offers permit applicants a choice of safety codes agencies to apply to when submitting a Safety Codes permit application. The two agency’s currently contracted with the County of Vermilion River are Superior Safety Codes Inc. and the Inspections Group Inc. The Planning and Development department encourages the Applicant(s) to use the agency of their choice for the duration of the project. Should an issue arise and the Applicant(s) require to switch to the other agency, the applicant should contact the Planning and Development department.

Also check out the Alberta NEW HOME WARRANTY website for further valuable information

SAFETY CODE PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS (Links)  

Building Permit App.

Electrical Permit App.

Gas Permit App.

Plumbing Permit App.

Private Septic Permit Form

PERMIT FEE SCHEDULES  

SAFETY CODES PROVIDERS on behalf of the County

Superior Safety Codes Incwww.superiorsafetycodes.com    Ph: 780-870-9020

SUPERIOR SAFETY CODES INC. PERMIT INFORMATION PACKAGE

The Inspections Group Incwww.inspectionsgroup.com     Ph: 1-866-554-5048

THE INSPECTIONS GROUP INC. PERMIT INFORMATION PACKAGE  

The following information is provided in order to assist you when you discuss your project with a Safety Codes inspection Agency:

1. BUILDING PERMIT

Effective Nov 1, 2016 - changes were made to the Alberta Building Code.  Check out this Info Package for updated information.

A complete Building permit application must include:

Completed permit application

  • Method of payment
  • Two complete sets of construction drawings which includes a cross section, elevations, floor plan and foundation
  • Two copies of the site plan showing the size, shape and position of the proposed building on the lot
  • Copy of your approved Municipal Development Permit

Please Note: If you are building a new residence outside of a Hamlet, you are required to apply for a private sewage disposal system permit at the same time as applying for a building permit.

Eligibility

For a single-family dwelling, the applicant may be the owner and occupant of the property or may be a building contractor.

Typical Site Inspection Stages

  • Foundation: complete with weeping tile, washed gravel, damp proofing prior to backfill
  • Framing and Insulation: Framing of walls, floors and roof complete
  • Final Inspection: Project is complete

Please provide 48 hours’ notice to arrange for the necessary inspections.

2. ELECTRICAL PERMIT

In order to be issued an electrical permit, the applicant must submit:

  • Completed permit application
  • Method of payment

Eligibility

For a single-family dwelling, the applicant may be the owner and occupant of the property or may be a contractor who holds a Master Electrician Certificate. Service must be 100 amp or less for a home owner permit.

Typical Site Inspection Stages

Rough-in Inspection: Prior to covering

  • Meter base, service panel, service conductors and grounding must be installed.
  • All outlet boxes are to be mounted and secured in such a manner that they will be flush with finished walls and ceilings.
  • All wiring installation in outlet boxes and splices must be completed.
  • All ground wires are to be attached to the outlet boxes and spliced as required.

Final Inspection: Project is complete

  • All wiring devices (switch, receptacles, fixtures, and wall plates) installed.
  • All branch circuits wiring to be installed in panel and connected to the circuit breakers.
  • Panel directory to be properly labeled.
  • Gas and Water lines to be bonded to ground.

Please provide 48 hours’ notice to arrange for the necessary inspections.

3. PLUMBING & GAS APPLICATION PERMITS

In order to be issued a plumbing permit, the applicant must submit:

  • Completed permit application
  • Method of payment

Eligibility

For a single-family dwelling, the applicant may be the owner and occupant of the property or may be a Certified Plumbing and Gas Contractor.

Typical Site Inspection Stages

  • Rough-in below Grade inspection: Prior to covering
  • Rough-in above Grade inspection: Prior to covering
  • Final Inspection: Project is complete

Please provide 48 hours’ notice to arrange for the necessary inspections.

4. PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM PERMIT APPLICATIONS

A complete PSDS Permit application must include:

  • Completed permit application
  • Method of payment
  • Site plan
  • Percolation tests/Soil classification
  • System design
  • Expected Volume of sewage per day
  • Depth to water table if less than 2.4 meters from ground surface.
  • The proper site and soil evaluation and logging information required under Alberta regulations that must accompany an installation permit, must be provided by a system designer. A list of design and installation professionals is provided by Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association and Alberta Municipal Affairs.

Eligibility

The applicant may be the owner and occupant of the property or may be a Certified Private Sewage Installer.

Typical Site Inspection Stages

  • Rough-in inspection: During installation

Please provide 48 hours’ notice to arrange for the necessary inspections

Private Sewage Disposal Systems: Guidelines (click for more details) 

 

 

We want to help ensure that safe buildings are constructed in the County of Vermilion River. Please call the Planning and Development department or a Safety Codes inspection agency contracted to the County of Vermilion River. And please do not start construction or installation before obtaining a Safety Codes Permit.