Calgary’s high volume home builders will be spending less time at our counter, starting now.
Thanks to the latest online payment option offered by The City, they can apply for new home building permits and complete the process by paying for Single Construction Permits with a major credit card. Those paying online will also obtain an immediate partial permit, so they can begin construction right away without having to visit our service counter.
These improvements are part of The City’s Residential ePermit initiative, where we’re working to make it faster and easier to apply for residential permits, book inspections and pay for those services online.
“Accepting these permit payments online is an exciting first step for The City and its customers,” says Henry van Aken, Manager of Customer Advisory Services. “We’ve now completely eliminated the need for these home builders to travel to City Hall, find parking, and stand in line at our counter. More importantly, we’ve succeeded in making it faster and easier to do business with The City, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
The City started by adding its largest volume permit application to the web, the Single Construction Permit, and worked closely with members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Calgary Region to help develop and test the online tool. Since April 2013, more than 4,000 new home construction permits and 10,000 paperless inspections have been booked online by home builders.
For more information about the Residential ePermit initiative and details about the new online payments, visit calgary.ca/epermit.