The Safety Codes Act, Alberta Building Codes and Standards, and other applicable legislation regiulates how buildings are designed, built, or renovated in order to protect the health and safety of the occupants. Lac Ste. Anne County is accredited for Safety Codes Approval in all areas (building, electrical, gas/propane, plumbing and private sewage disposal) except fire, primary electrical and telecommunications lines.
Obtaining all the Safety Code Permits (building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage permits) are a requirement of the Alberta Safety Codes Act. For Lac Ste. Anne County they are issued through the Planning & Development. The permits allow 90 days for completion after permit approval. If necessary, before the permit expires, you may apply for a time extension.

Get familiar with the basics.

Every new home built in Alberta is protected under warranty, thanks to Alberta's New Home Buyer Protection Act. New homes (single detached family homes/duplexes/multi-family homes/condominiums/manufactured homes/recreational properties) include, at a minimum, a warranty for:

  • One year labour and materials
  • Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems
  • Five years building envelop protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage, and,
  • Ten year coverage for major structural components
PLEASE NOTE: If you begin any work before obtaining a Safety Codes Permit, fees will be tripled.

Learn more about home warranties in Alberta.

Learn more about Alberta's better warranty standards and get to know your role at homewarranty.alberta.ca, or visit the Government of Alberta's Home Warranty section to review more information.

The Act applies only to new homes constructed under a building permit applied for on or after February 1, 2014 in-force date of the Act.