Commercial & Industrial Permits
Your project, whether it's large or small, contributes to the growth of our community. Development Services is here to assist you in navigating the various regulatory processes and approvals. Below are a few common topics for your information.
All businesses operating within the Town of Hinton require a business licence. Options are available such as one-day, out-of-town, home based, commercial, and prime contractor licences, as well as pro-rating the fees to suit your business needs.
What are all of these permits for?
Depending on your project, you may need a development permit, a building permit, and/or electrical, plumbing, and gas permits.
Development Permits ensure the use of the land and location of buildings meet the regulations of the Town's Land Use Bylaw. Land uses are classified under each land use district as either permitted or discretionary.
Building, Plumbing, Gas, and Es ensure that the construction methods meet the requirements of the PermitAlberta Building Code and other relevant safety regulations.
Permit order is important
A development permit must be issued prior to a building permit. Similarly, a building permit must be issued prior to plumbing, gas, and electrical permits.
Click Before You Dig
Any project that will disturb the ground requires a utility locate to facilitate safely working with existing utilities.
If you lease or rent the property or are working on behalf of the landowner, in order for a development permit to be issued, written consent from the landowner is required. A consent form template can be found here.
Development Permit Inspections
These permits are inspected by Town of Hinton staff. To request an inspection please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-865-6010.
Building, Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Permit Inspections
These permits are inspected by The Inspections Group on behalf of the Town of Hinton.
- Inspection Request
- 1 (866) 554-5048
- Minor (i.e. sheds, garages, home occupation, decks)
- Approximately 1 – 3 business days
- Single Family Dwellings
- Approximately 3 – 5 business days
- Major (i.e. commercial, multi-family)
- Approximately 1 – 2 weeks
These permits are issued by The Inspections Group. Timelines vary depending on complexity of the project.
Plumbing, Gas & Electrical Permits
- Approximately 1 – 2 business days
- Typical Appeal Period/Process - Link to LUB
- Permitted vs Discretionary
- 21 days etc.