Calgary Basement Development: Do I Need a Permit?

PictureIf you are considering renovating your basement in the near future, you might be wondering whether or not you need to apply for a building permit beforehand. This is a valid question, and considering how many people seem to wonder the same thing, we decided to answer this question in today’s blog post.

In the city of Calgary, you are by law required to apply for a building permit if you wish to demolish, relocate, repair, alter or make additions to an existing building or structure.¬†Of course, minor repairs don’t need a permit. (Think painting walls or building fences.) But if you are here, chances are that you are interested in repairs beyond the “minor” scope.

Applying for a building permit in Calgary can be bothersome, but it’s completely necessary. Being caught without a permit can prove to be very, very expensive. But here’s the thing — if you wish to hire a Calgary basement development company such as PLANit Builders to take care of your basement renovations, then you won’t need to apply for a permit. We will take care of it.

If you go the DYI way, however, make sure that you have some money set aside for a permit. On average, building permits in Calgary cost about $80. Also keep in mind that should anything go wrong along the way, the team over at PLANit Builders would be more than happy to lend you a hand. We know basements like the back of our hands!