Safety Code Permits

Builder Licensing

Builder Home Warranty  Helpful Tips and Information

Permit Applications

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.

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:


The following are some helpful answers to commonly asked questions:

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Do I Need a Building Permit?

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. 

As of January 10, 2024, The Inspections Group Inc. is responsible for safety code permits in Lamont County. For information about safety code permits, contact The Inspections Group at:

Phone: 780-454-5048 or toll free 1-866-554-5048
Fax: 780-454-5222 or toll free 1-866-454-5222

Lamont County does not accept safety code permit applications. Please mail or fax your applications to The Inspections Group Inc. at:

The Inspections Group Inc.
12010 - 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5G 0E6