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Safety Codes Services

Since January 2015, the Safety Codes Services branch of the Planning and Development Department has offered one-stop shopping for all construction permitting and inspections. The branch provides the service and advice essential to see the safe and successful completion of construction and renovation projects.

Permit Fee Exemptions

Effective Nov. 7, all permit fees and Safety Code levies associated with rebuilding structures destroyed as a result of the 2016 wildfire will no longer be required for in-person applications. Online E-Permitting applications will continue to require payment of fees until system changes can be implemented. These fees will be refunded at a later date. [Learn More]

Related Links

Alberta Safety Codes Act   [PDF version]

Alberta Permit Regulation   [PDF version]

Alberta Safety Codes Council

The Safety Codes Services branch is the approving authority for all construction, renovations or additions of any buildings in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The branch administers provincial safety codes legislation and construction codes. Its job includes the review and processing of building, electrical, gas, plumbing, gas appliance ventilation and private sewage permit applications, permit issuance and the inspections of completed work.

Note that effective December 31, 2014, Inspection Services will no longer be completed by Superior Safety Codes. All open permits will be returned to the RMWB for inspections. [Learn more about the change.]

Types of Safety Codes Permits

Building, electrical, plumbing, gas, gas appliance ventilation and private sewage permits are issued and inspected by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Safety Codes Council Levy

A levy is collected on each permit issued and given to the Alberta Safety Codes Council. The permit levies structure for building, plumbing, gas and electrical permits will be a minimum of $4.50 or four per cent of the permit cost (whichever is greater up to a maximum of $560.00).

Safety Codes Contact Information

Email: Safety Code Services at
Call: 780-743-7813
Visit: Timberlea Landing, 309 Powder Drive, Fort McMurray
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)

Wildfire Rebuild  [Learn more]

Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed [Learn more]