Effective immediately, wildfire rebuild permits applied for online through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s E-Permitting will now be exempt from submitting permit fees.
Previously, there was no option to opt out of submitting fees online and home owners needed to submit a refund request.
E-Permitting users need to keep in mind that, when applying for permits, the exempt fee button is for wildfire rebuild permits only. Regular permitting is not exempt and applicable fees are still required. Incorrectly submitted application will not be processed until the appropriate fees have been collected.
Where permits have been issued and fees were paid, home owners are responsible to apply for a refund. To obtain a refund request form, visit online or contact the Municipality’s Planning & Development Department via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon completion, request forms can be submitted in-person to Planning & Development or emailed to email@example.com.
Residents are encouraged to confirm with their contractors that permit fees are not charged or quoted, and thus excluded from the cost of rebuilding.