Guide to Residential Construction

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Guide to Construction

Permit Guidelines:

New structures Fencework or landscaping
New structural renovation work Shingling, siding, other maintenance
Retaining walls Painting or staining
Drywall replacement
Flat concrete work (sidewalks, driveways, patios)


Permit Application Forms:

 Moving a House In?

Application to move a house in from City Hall Inspection and approval by the Planning & Growth Development Committee prior to move in
Inspection Fee ($250.00 + $0.50 /km for the inspector) City inspection of new services
Building Permit ($30.00) Lead pipe replaced at owners' expense
Moving Permit ($50.00) Create account for power and other services at City Hall
Demolition Permit ($50.00) if tearing down existing property
Deposit ($500.00)


Lot Information:

Lots are available.  To inquire, contact Nancy Lemay at 306-778-2704.

Purchased lots must be paid in full (plus GST and Title Transfer Fees).  Contact the Tax Office at 306-778-2704.

Click here to apply for Inner City Lots tax incentives for building new homes or moving in an existing home.  City Hall has a map available that shows these lots.

Building Permit Guide:

  1. Download Building Permit Application, or pick up one from City Hall.
  2. Establish the value of construction.  This can be set by:official written estimates from a contractor, contractor's contract values, and Planning and Growth Development may estimate the value based on established construction costs.  All of these documents must be provided in your package.
  3. Provide 2 hard copies of the: Site Plan, Foundation Plan, Wood Foundation Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations, and Cross-section and Details.
  4. Once the application is approved, pay the permit fee that is based on the cost of construction.  Cost: $5 on each $1000 up to $100 000, and $4 on each $1000 above $100 000.
  5. Apply and pay for other necessary permits:
  • Water/Sewer Connections - Planning and Growth Development, 306-778-2740 or
  • Electrical/Water Meters - Customer Service Desk, 306-778-2731
  • Plumbing Permit - Planning and Growth Development, 306-778-2740 or
  • Electrical Permit - SaskPower, 1-888-757-6937
  • Gas Permit - SaskEnergy, 306-778-4151
  • Damage Deposit for Moving/Demolition Permit - Planning and Growth Development, 306-778-2740 or

Any further questions, refer to the Guide to Construction, or contact Planning and Growth Development at 306-778-2740 or

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