Town of Canmore

Building & Development Fees

Current Planning & Development fee schedule as of January 2, 2019.
pdf 2019 Planning and Development Fee Schedule (387 KB)  
pdf 2019 Building Permit Fee Schedule (305 KB)

NOTE: Table below last updated January 09, 2019. In the case of a discrepancy between the table below and the 2019 Planning & Development Fee Schedule PDF document linked above, the linked PDF above will take precedence.

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 (incl. GST $3.57)

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 (Single Family or Duplex)

Per unit

$145.00

Residential (Townhouse or Apartment)

Per request

$215.00

Non-Residential

Per request

$365.00

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

$225.00

Development Discharge Preparation

Per request

$25.00

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

Per request

$335.00

Amending Encroachment / Right-Of Way

Per request

$510.00

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

$205.00 plus $1.30 per m2

Accessory Dwelling Unit / Building

Per application

$150.00

Single Family / Duplex / Manufactured (includes 1 variance request)

Per application

 

$305.00 plus $155.00 per unit *

Townhouse / Apartment

Per application

$1125.00 plus $255.00 per unit *

Change of Use

Tourist Home, Cultural Establishments, Day Care Facilities, Long-Term Care Facility

Per application

$305.00 plus $1.30 per m2

New Accessory Development

Deck, Balcony, Fence, Retaining Wall

Per application

$150.00 *

Home Business

Home Occupation

Per application

$270.00

Home Occupation Renewal (max 3 years)

Per application

$200.00

Bed & Breakfast

Per application

$800.00

Bed & Breakfast Renewal

Per application

$200.00

Variance Request

Discretion limited in LUB

Per variance

$350.00

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)

$510.00 plus $1.30 per m2 *

Per application

(>49m2 – 499m2)

$710.00 plus 

$1.30 per m2 *

Per application

(>499m2)

$1000.00 plus

$1.30 per m2 *

Storage / Transportation / Vehicle Display

Additional to buildings

$610.00 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 / Repair

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

Per application

$410.00 plus 

$50.00 per m of frontage

Change of Use

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional

Per application

(0 – 49m2)

$305.00 plus 

$1.30 per m2

Per application

(>49m2 – 499m2)

$510.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Per application

(>499m2)

$715.00 plus

$1.30 per m2

Grading/Excavation/logging

(Professional fees additional)

Per application

$1020.00*

Variance Request

Discretion limited in LUB

Per variance

$350.00

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

$315.00

Gateway Districts

Per month

$265.00

All other Commercial Districts

Per month

$215.00

In Street Patio

 

Application (on or before April 10 each year)

Per application

$100.00

Application (after April 10 each year)

Per application

$300.00

License of Occupation

Per year

$1070.00      

(incl. GST $50.95)

Temporary 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

(min $200.00)

20% - 50% of DP fee

 

 

Signage Requests

Fee

Permanent

Certificate of Signage Conformance

(no variances requested)

Per application

$100.00

Development Permit

(1 or more variances requested)

Per application

$180.00 plus 

$20.00 per sign

Temporary / Event

Certificate of Signage Conformance

Per application

$20.00

 

 

Subdivision Requests

Fee

Subdivision

Full circulation required

Per application

(min $1000.00)

$7700.00 per ha

Engineering circulation complete

Per application

(min $800.00)

$4300.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$610.00

Endorsement

Condominium

(No approval from Subdivision Authority required)

Per application

$270.00 plus

$30.00 per unit

Fee Simple / Bareland Condominium

(Approved by the Subdivision Authority)

Per application

$320.00 plus

$760.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$200.00

Time Extension

First extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $520.00)

25% of fee

Second extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $1020.00)

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

$10,300.00 plus

$1620.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,150.00 plus

$1620.00 per ha

Concept / Outline Plan

New

Per request

$5,200.00 plus

$1620.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,150.00 plus

$1620.00 per ha

Municipal Development Plan

Amendment

Per request

$3,150.00 plus

$1620.00 per ha

Land Use Bylaw

Text Amendment

(Text only)

Per request

$2,150.00 plus

$610.00 per ha

Land Use Amendment

(District, Use, Density)

Per request

$3,150.00 plus

$610.00 per ha

Road Closure

 

Per request

$2,650.00

 

 

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)

$9.08 per $1000.00 construction cost; plus ALSC and Review fee *

Commercial / Industrial / Institutional

BP Fee

(min $200.00)

$9.08 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 $560.00;

max $5,100.00)

$2.05 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

$130.00

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.