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Restore and Rebuild

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Planning and Development Office is now open to support flood affected residents with their permitting needs for restorations and rebuilds. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 309 Powder Drive.

Permit processing and information services are available online any time at rmwb.ca/e-permit. Online requests for building plans, real property reports, titles and flood recovery information packages can be requested by email at p&drecordmanagement@rmwb.ca.

Rebuild

Follow these steps for permitting if you plan to demolish your existing structure and rebuild a new one in its place. The fastest way to get an approved permit is to submit your complete application on our E-Permitting website.

1) Demolition Permit

  • Read our Demolition Permit Information Package
  • If you are going to demolish and re-build your structure, you must first apply for a permit to demolish it.
  • The demolition permit ensures that work will be performed safely, all necessary service connections are severed, and debris is deposited in an acceptable location.
  • The demolition permit can be applied for at the same time as the Development Permit (Step 2). 

2) Development Permit

3) Safety Codes

4) Building Permit

  • After receiving your approved development permit, you can apply for a building permit. 
  • The building permit confirms that the structure will be built according to the Alberta Building Code.

5) Trades Permits

  • After receiving your approved building permit, you can apply for all necessary trades permits.
  • Trades permits are required for all electrical, plumbing, and gas work.      

Restoration

Follow these steps if you are only repairing and restoring your existing structure. For example, removing and replacing basement interior finishes and insulation. The fastest way to get an approved permit is to submit your complete application on our E-Permitting page.

1) Safety Codes

2) Building Permit

  • You must apply for a building permit if your restoration involves replacing anything behind the interior finish.
  • The building permit confirms that all work will be built in accordance with the Alberta Building Code.

3) Trades Permits

  • If a building permit is not required, you can immediately apply for all necessary trades permits.
  • Trades permits are required for all electrical, plumbing, and gas work.  

Additional Information

Business Licenses

  • All businesses operating in the region must be licensed. This includes all businesses and contractors from out of town who are applying for Safety Codes permits.  
  • A business license is valid for one calendar year from the date of issuance.
  • The business license can be applied for on our E-Permitting website

 

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