Where to Get a Permit
A variety of local bylaws and provincial regulations govern when you need a permit. It is always best to check with the authority having jurisdiction before starting any new work.
Storage Tank Systems
Permits and management for petroleum storage tank systems is governed by the Alberta Safety Codes Authority, a division of the Council
Permit information for the construction and operation of elevators, ski-lifts, and amusement rides:
Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association (AEDARSA)
Permit information for the construction and operation of pressure equipment:
Other types of permits and licenses
For information on obtaining permits and licenses required to start a business:
Code Books & Guides
The Council produces a number of handbooks and guides to help homeowners and contractors interpret and apply code requirements.
STANDATA are stored on Alberta Municipal Affairs’ website, under codes and standards and divided by discipline. You can also search STANDATA for specific articles here.
Purchase Codes and Standards
Codes and standards can be purchased through a number of resources:
Canadian Standards Association
National Research Centre
Here is a helpful guide for navigating the NRC website.
Questions about codes and standards? Please contact:
Community and Technical Support Branch
1-866-421-6929 | email@example.com
The Council has authority to investigate complaints about accredited organizations, safety codes officers, permit issuers, and master electricians.