Town of Canmore

Building & Development Fees

Current Planning & Development fee schedule as of March 20, 2018.
pdf 2018 Planning and Development Fee Schedule (559 KB)
pdf 2018 Building Permit Fee Schedule (471 KB)

Document and Search Requests

Fee

Property Information Search

(plans / documents

viewing request)

Residential

Per unit

$50.00

(incl. GST $2.38)

Residential (3 or > units);

Non-Residential

Per property

$100.00

(incl. GST $4.76)

Environmental / General Search

(min 1 hour)

Per hour

$75.00

General Planning

(min 1 hour)

Per hour

$100.00

Copy/Scan

Letter or 11” x 17” (min $2.10)

Per page

$0.25 (incl. GST $0.01)

Larger than 11” x 17” (min $10.50)

Per page

$2.00 (incl. GST $0.10)

10 or > pages and larger than 11” x 17”

Per request

At cost (incl. GST)

Documents

(Available for free – www.canmore.ca)

Land Use Bylaw

Per copy

145.00 (incl. GST $6.67)

Municipal Development Plan

Per copy

45.00 (incl. GST $2.14)

ASP, ARP, Policy, Other Bylaw

Per copy

At cost (incl. GST)

 

 

Pre-Application Meeting, Cash-in-Lieu, Refund and Appeal Requests

Fee

Pre-Application Meeting

1 hour multi-discipline meeting

Per request

$500.00

Professional Advice

External expertise required

Per request

At cost

Parking Cash-in-Lieu

Developers portion

Per stall

$40,000.00

Animal Proof Waste Container

Refer to Engineering Design Guidelines

Per development

Varies

Refund

Prior to circulation / review

Per request

75% to 90% of fee

After circulation / review

(prior to decision)

Per request

10% to 25% of fee

Post / after decision

Per request

0% of fee

Appeal

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Per appeal

$250.00

 

 

Confirmation and Agreement Requests

Fee

Stamp of Compliance

(Standard - 7 business days)

(Priority - 4 business days)

 

Residential

Per unit

$140.00

Residential (3 or > units)

Per request

$210.00

Non-Residential

Per request

$360.00

Priority Application

Per request

Double fee

Certificate of Conformance

Review of District / Bylaw / DP and Use

Per unit

$90.00

Confirmation of Zoning

Copy of District and Use

Per unit

$60.00

Agreements

Development Registration

(Residential – max 6 units)

Per request

$110.00

Development Registration

(Non-Residential; Residential > 6 units)

Per request

$220.00

Development Discharge Preparation

Per request

$25.00

Encroachment / Maintenance / Restrictive Covenant / Right-Of-Way

Per request

$330.00

Amending Encroachment / Right-Of Way

Per request

$500.00

Development Completion Certificate

1st and 2nd Inspection

Per inspection

No charge

Additional Inspection

Per inspection

$1200.00

(incl. GST $57.14)

 

 

Residential Development Permits

Fee

New Construction

Addition

Per application

$200.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Accessory Dwelling Unit / Building

Per application

$150.00

Single Family / Duplex /

Manufactured (includes 1 variance request)

Per application

 

$300.00 plus

$150.00 per unit *

Townhouse / Apartment

Per application

$1100.00 plus

$250.00 per unit *

Change of Use

Tourist Home

Per application

$300.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

New Accessory Development

Deck, Balcony, Fence, Retaining Wall

Per application

$150.00 *

Home Business

Home Occupation

Per application

$265.00

Bed & Breakfast

Per application

$500.00

Permit Renewal (maximum 3 years)

Per application

$200.00

Variance Request

Discretion limited in LUB

Per variance

$340.00

Discretion not limited in LUB

Per variance

$200.00

Construction prior to issue

All residential permits

Per permit

Double DP fee

Decision Making Authority

Canmore Planning Commission / Council

Per application

$300.00

(additional to application fee)

 

 

Non - Residential Development Permits

Fee

New Construction

 

Accessory Building

Per application

$300.00

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional

 

(including mixed use construction of new residential floor space)

Per application

(0 – 49m2)

$500.00 plus

$1.30 per m2 *

Per application

(>49m2 – 499m2)

$700.00 plus

$1.30 per m2 *

Per application

(>499m2)

$1000.00 plus

$1.30 per m2 *

Storage / Transportation / Vehicle Display

Additional to buildings

$600.00 per ha

Golf Course

Additional to buildings

$280.00 per ha

New Accessory Development

Deck, Balcony, Fence, Retaining Wall

Per application

$300.00 *

Internal / External

Renovation / RepairI

(per m of frontage fee waived where consistent with Community Architectural & Urban Design Standards of LUB or internal)

Per application

$400.00 plus

$50.00 per m of frontage

Change of Use

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional

Per application

(0 – 49m2)

$300.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Per application

(>49m2 – 499m2)

$500.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Per application

(>499m2)

$700.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Grading/Excavation/logging

(Professional fees additional)

Per application

$1000.00*

Variance Request

Discretion limited in LUB

Per variance

$340.00

Discretion not limited in LUB

Per variance

$200.00

Construction prior to issue

All non - residential permits

Per permit

Double DP fee

Decision Making Authority

Canmore Planning Commission / Council

Per application

$500.00

(additional to application fee)

 

 

Temporary and Development Permit Amendment Requests

Fee

Seasonal Business

(Maximum of 6 months)

 

Town Centre District

Per month

$310.00

Gateway Districts

Per month

$260.00

All other Commercial Districts

Per month

$210.00

In Street Patio

 

Application

Per application

$300.00

License of Occupation

Per year

$1050.00

(incl. GST $47.62)

Use

Maximum of 2 years

(Fee reduced at CAO discretion)

Per application

(min $300.00)

50% of DP fee

Renewal of issued Development Permit

Max 2 year extension from original DP; Received minimum 81 days prior to expiry.

Per request

50% of DP fee

Amendment of issued Development Permit

Minor (generally in accordance with DP)

Per review

$80.00

Major (e.g. height, floor area, façade etc.)

Per application

50% of DP fee

 

 

Signage Requests

Fee

Permanent

Certificate of Conformance

(no variances requested)

Per application

$100.00

Development Permit

(1 or more variances requested)

Per application

$210.00

Temporary

Certificate of Conformance

Displayed for 2 weeks maximum

Per application

$20.00

 

 

Subdivision Requests

Fee

Subdivision

Full circulation required

Per application

(min $1000.00)

$7600.00 per ha

Engineering circulation complete

Per application

(min $800.00)

$4200.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$600.00

Endorsement

Condominium

(No approval from Subdivision Authority required)

Per application

$265.00 plus

$30 per unit

Fee Simple / Bareland Condominium

(Approved by the Subdivision Authority)

Per application

$315.00 plus

$750.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$200.00

Time Extension

First extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $500.00)

25% of fee

Second extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $1000.00)

50% of fee

 

 

Statutory Documents Requests

Fee

Estimated cost recovery shall prevail where application fees are in excess of $75,000.00.

Cost Recovery

Area Structure / Redevelopment Plans

New

Per request

$10,100.00 plus

$1600.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,100.00 plus

$1600.00 per ha

Concept / Outline Plan

New

Per request

$5,100.00 plus

$1600.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,100.00 plus

$1600.00 per ha

Municipal Development Plan

Amendment

Per request

$3,100.00 plus

$1600.00 per ha

Land Use Bylaw

Text Amendment

(Text only)

Per request

$2,100.00 plus

$600.00 per ha

Land Use Amendment

(District, Use, Density)

Per request

$3,100.00 plus

$600.00 per ha

Road Closure

 

Per request

$2,600.00

 

 

Building Permits

Fee

Alberta Safety Codes Council

(ALSC) Minimum $4.50; Maximum $560.00

Per BP

4.00% of BP Fee

New Construction

 

(Construction cost includes:

Labour; Fixtures; Materials)

Residential

 

BP Fee

(min $100.00)

$8.90 per $1000.00 construction cost; plus ALSC and Review fee *

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional

BP Fee

(min $200.00)

$8.90 per $1000.00 construction cost; plus ALSC and Review fee *

Demolition

Waste Diverted

BP Fee

(min $100.00;

max $200.00)

$0.50 per m2

gross floor area; plus ALSC and Review fee *

No Waste Diverted

BP Fee

(min $550.00;

max $5,000.00)

$2.00 per m2

gross floor area; plus ALSC and Review fee *

Review Fee

Short

(Interior Renovations; Windows; Demolition)

Per review

$30.00

Standard

(DP issued for Single Family, Duplex, Townhouse; Accessory Dwelling; Accessory Development; Change of Use; Exterior Renovation; New construction 499m2 or <; Minor BP amendment)

Per review

$80.00

Comprehensive

(New single home or duplex (no DP), New construction > 499m2)

Per review

$120.00

Post Building Permit Issue

(Major amendment)

Per review

(min $150.00)

15% of BP fee

Construction/Demolition

prior to issue

All Building Permits

Per permit

Double BP fee

Re-Inspection

Deficiencies noted in 1st inspection not corrected in 2nd or subsequent inspections

Per inspection

$200.00

(incl. GST $9.52)

Unable to obtain entry / access property

Per inspection

$100.00

(incl. GST $4.76)

Renewal of issued

Building Permit

Maximum of 6 months

(No amendment; prior to expiry)

Per request

(min $100.00)

15% of BP fee

Maximum of 1 year

(Minor/Major amendment;

prior to expiry)

Per request

(min $200.00)

50% of BP fee

Green Building

Performance Security

Occupancy prior to meeting energy efficiency requirements

Per request

(max $20,000.00)

$4.00 per $1000.00 construction cost

Refund

See Building Permit Bylaw 25-2008;

Section 18

Per request

See Bylaw 25-2008

 

 

Note 1: The refund percentage shall be determined by the Manager of Planning & Development in accordance with cost recovery.

Note 2: Where no fee is provided within the Fee Schedule for a request, the Manager of Planning & Development shall determine the fee in accordance with the estimated cost recovery and/or a similar fee provided.

Note 3: The symbol ‘>’ refers to ‘greater than’ / ‘greater’ and ‘<’ refers to ‘less than’ / ‘less’.

Note 4: At the discretion of the Manager of Planning & Development, where a variance is determined to be directly related to a site constraint or existing non-conforming building, the variance request fee may be reduced by 50%.

Note 5: At the discretion of the Manager of Planning & Development, where multiple statutory documents are proposed or amended concurrently, only one ‘per ha’ fee may be required.

* Additional fee may be required: See Engineering Fee Schedule.