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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Skip a secondary suite step – Development Permit exemption

Secondary suites are commonly referred to 
as basement suites, but can be on the main 
floor or an attached garage.
If you’re interested in developing a secondary suite in your home, there is no better time than now. The City of Calgary is waving the Development Permit application and fees for homes that are zoned for suites, and that meet all the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw – commonly referred to as a basement suite. The Development Permit exemption runs until March 3, 2017.

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, or contact our Planning Services Call Centre at (403) 268 5311 for assistance.

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