Builder Licensing - New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act
Beginning December 1, 2017, new requirements are in effect for residential builders in Alberta. All residential builders are required to have a builder licence in order to construct new homes.
Builder licensing is intended to reduce the risks prospective home owners face by establishing a licensing system, providing information on builders, and creating provisions to remove or suspend builders when necessary to protect home owners from negligent or unscrupulous businesses.
Builder licensing applies to anyone constructing new homes, including condominiums and large multi-family homes, as well as renovations when a residential construction project requires new home warranty coverage.
To ensure construction activities are not disrupted, the program will be phased in, with full implementation planned for May 1, 2018.
For more information, including applications, visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs page on Builder Licensing or download the brochure on What You Need to Know.
Builder Home Warranty Coverage Required
Note: As of February 1, 2014, appropriate warranty coverage is required before applying for a building permit. More information on home warranties can be found here:
Helpful Tips and Information
Most types of construction projects require both a Development Permit along with a Building Permit. This includes major renovations to existing buildings as well as the construction of new buildings.
- Building Permit Application
- Electrical Permit Application
- Gas Permit Application
- Plumbing Permit Application
- Private Sewage Application
As of January 1, 2018, Superior Safety Codes Inc. is responsible for safety code permits in Lamont County. For information about safety code permits, contact Superior Safety Codes Inc. at:
Phone: 780-489-4777 or toll free 1-866-999-4777
Fax: 780-489-4711 or toll free 1-866-900-4711
Lamont County does not accept safety code permit applications. Please mail your applications to Superior Safety Codes Inc at:
Superior Safety Codes Inc.