Do I need a permit to develop my basement?
The answer to that question is a yes. The bad news, however, is that it can be a bit tricky… and costly as well. As is the case with most renovations in Calgary, you are first required to submit floor plans before proceeding further. You also have to make sure that you have adequate qualifications under your belt. For more information on what those qualifications entail and how much you will be expected to pay, we encourage you to visit the official website of the city of Calgary. You can find the requirements for the application here.
With that being said, you only ever need to purchase a permit if you are planning on developing your basement by yourself. In the event that you choose not to do so and instead hire a Calgary basement development company of the likes of PLANit Builders, then you will not have to worry about the development permit as the company will take care of it for you.
Many people decide to go this way since hiring a basement development company saves them a lot of trouble (and money) down the road. If you are new to the world of basement remodeling then we highly recommend that you do not put your finances at risk by choosing to remodel your basement without the help of professionals. Many companies in Calgary would be more than happy to lend you a hand, among them PLANit Builders.