Planning & Development
The R.M. requires ALL developments to complete a Development Permit Application prior to development, under the Municipalities Zoning Bylaw. This includes farm buildings. Farm buildings may apply for a farm exemption request at the Municipal office. Once the development permit has been approved, the building permit process will begin. ALL developments and demolitions require a permit.
Professional Building Inspections Inc. (PBI) have been appointed the Municipalities building inspectors. They will be administering and enforcing The Construction Codes Act (CCA). PBI provides required on-site inspections at all critical construction stages. Due to new regulations in The Construction Codes Act, appointing a building inspector that provides services within the R.M. is mandatory.
Pursuant to The Construction Codes Act, farm buildings are exempt.
A farm building means a building which does not contain a residential occupancy/sleeping quarters and which:
Is used primarily for the housing of equipment or livestock, or the production, storage or processing of agricultural and horticultural produce or feeds; and
is located on land used for an agricultural operation as defined in The Agricultural Operations Act.