Permits & Applications
The Safety Codes Act requires that contractors and homeowners in Alberta obtain permits before beginning work on structures and systems covered under the Safety Codes Act. This work typically includes new constructions, installations, alterations, repairs, relocations, changes of use, demolitions, and removals.
A reference guide is available when applying for Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing and Private Sewage Permits. Find it here.
Further information and application forms for building permits, development permits and safety codes permits can be found in the pages linked below.
Development permits help to 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.
Safety Code Permits are required for electrical, gas, or plumbing system installations in new construction, and when you make changes to the electrical, gas, or plumbing systems in existing buildings. A permit is also required for private sewage disposal.
Questions regarding permit requirements?
Please contact the Town of Hinton's provider for Safety Code Services, The Inspections Group.
The Inspections Group Inc.
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 554-5048
Phone: (780) 454-5048
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.
- Building Application Requirements Checklist
- Do I need a Building Permit
- Building a Detached Garage
- Building a Wood Deck
- Carbon Monoxide Alarm Home Installation
- Finishing your basement
- Installing a Fireplace
- Secondary Suites
- Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
Looking For More Information?
- Requirements for Home Based Personal Services (Alberta Health Services)
- Development Permit Flow Chart (PDF)
- Bylaw Amendment Flow Chart (PDF)
- Subdivision Application Flow Chart (PDF)
- Compliance Certificate Information