Secondary suites are commonly referred to
as basement suites, but can be on the main
floor or an attached garage.
The exemption is part of The City’s efforts to make it less expensive, faster and easier to obtain approval to develop a secondary suite in your home. Suites that have been inspected to meet Alberta’s Safety Codes help ensure public protection, and provide people the ability to escape in the event of an emergency, like a fire.
If you’re interested in learning more or if you want to determine if your property is a candidate for the permit exemption, enter your address on calgary.ca/secondarysuites, or contact our Planning Services Call Centre at (403) 268 5311 for assistance.