Permits & Applications

Applying for a development permit

Development permit applications may be submitted in advance prior to applying for safety code permit applications. Development must be started and diligently pursued within 12 months of the date of the development permit approval. If Safety Code permits are required, you must apply prior to beginning your project.

You must apply for a development permit for:

Development permits are regulated by Hinton’s Land Use Bylaw. A development permit allows a specific type of use on a parcel of land.

You can use our online mapping system to gather information on your property such as zoning, dimensions and legal address. If you have any questions or require help filling out an application, contact development@hinton.ca or call/visit our office. 

Fire Safety Plan 

A Fire Safety Plan sets out specific items for inclusions to provide a safe environment for workers and outline emergency procedures at sites where construction, alteration and demolition are occurring. These provisions also ensure that hazard control measures are in place and maintenance of firefighting measures and systems required elsewhere in Alberta Fire Code.  

When do I need a Building Permit?


Local bylaws and provincial regulation govern when you need a permit.  This may vary with the circumstances of your project.  It's always best to check with authority having jurisdiction before starting any new work. Click here

You can choose to ask one of the accredited agencies.