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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The City moves trade permit application and payment options online

The City has launched a new online service that will allow trade contractors the ability to receive trade permits online. This is the first online payment system for services related to planning, building and development in Calgary.

This new online system will allow electrical, plumbing, gas, fireplace and HVAC trade contractors the ability to apply, pay and receive permits online at

 “Moving the ability to apply, pay and receive permits online is the first of many services that will be available to accept payment and we are very pleased with the direction we are heading,” says Kevin Griffiths, Chief Building Official. “Providing a service like this helps the process become easier for those applying for permits as well as reduces time and effort for our staff to process. That’s the main objective.”

Last year the process to have qualifications verified for new trade contractors called City Qualified Trades, was placed online. This one-time process gave new contractors the ability to apply and book appointments online to become qualified in order to pull permits. For more information, questions and self-help guides regarding trade permits, visit

The City of Calgary is continually working towards making all applicable permitting, approvals and licensing services available online. These services will make it easier for customers to conduct business with The City.

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