The Safety Codes Act, Alberta Building Code, and other applicable Codes and Standards regulate how buildings are designed, built, or renovated to protect the health and safety of the occupants.
The Town of Legal is an accredited municipality and contracts Safety Code Services from The Inspections Group. Obtaining all the Safety Code permits (building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage permits) are a requirement of the Alberta Safety Codes Act.
After receiving an approved development permit application and permit number, applicants must apply for all relevant Safety Code permit disciplines to The Inspections Group. Click here to see all applicable permit discipline fees. All permits expire after one year from the issuance and are non-refundable.
Refer to the detailed permit guide for additional information.
Looking to do some home renovations?
These Safety Tips brochures will help you understand when you need a permit. Whether you're building a deck or a swimming pool, help do your part in keeping Alberta safe by checking out the information in these brochures.
The New Home Buyer Protection Act came into force on February 1, 2014 and requires that builders provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the Province of Alberta.
As part of the Act, every residential builder is required to obtain a Builder's Licence from the province. For more information regarding Builder License requirements, refer to the resources below or contact 1-866-421-6929.
New Alberta Building, Fire and Energy Efficiency Codes have been approved and came into effect on April 1, 2019. The 2019 editions of the Alberta Building Code, the Alberta Fire Code and the 2017 National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) have been adopted by provincial regulation on February 12, 2019.
To view a summary of what the changes are, click here.