Town of Springside    PO Box 414    Springside SK    Canada S0A 3V0    T 306-792-2022

Building Permits

A building permit is a license which grants legal permission to start construction of a building. Permits allow the enforcement of codes, standards, and bylaws which have been adopted by the local or provincial governing body. The enforcement of the building code standards and bylaws is carried out to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The governing body which enforces the code is acting to assure safe construction.

The Building Inspector for the Town of Springside is Meridan Inspections.
For all Building Permits there will be mandatory Call-in Stages for Inspection set out.
If the inspection schedule is not followed a Stop Work Order will be issued so that building code compliance can be verified. This process may require additional construction costs and inspection fees being charged to the owner/contractor.

What Projects Require Building Permits?
New building construction
Structural change
Garages and carports
Mobile homes
Renovations, alterations, and additions to an existing building
Demolition of an existing building
Relocation of an existing building
Basement development in a dwelling unit
Change of use or occupancy of a building
Work to remedy an unsafe condition or fire official’s order
Temporary buildings
Installing bay, bow, or box windows in new or existing openings
Interior alterations
Exterior landings that are greater than 2.25m2 in area and/or landings that are 600mm or more above grade level
Exterior stairs that are four or more risers high
Roof enclosures over an existing deck
Re-roofing of one-unit to four-unit dwellings if support structure (roof sheathing) is being replaces or pitch is being changed

Permits expire after 6 months from date of issue but may be renewed for a further 6 months without fee.
It is the responsibility of the owner to locate all utility lines and easements. Check with Land Titles and utility companies.
The plumbing system shall not be constructed, extended, altered, or renewed unless a plumbing permit has been obtained. For plumbing information, call you plumbing contractor.

What Projects Do Not Require Building Permits

Insulating perimeter basement walls or drywall, paneling or stucco
Replacing doors and windows in existing openings except for bay, bow, or box windows
Driveways and parking lots
Painting, decorating, laying carpet, and general maintenance
Replacement using the same material and not affecting structural, electrical, or mechanical systems (roofing, siding, windows) 

All permit applications must include the Application for Building/Development Permit and the corresponding worksheet (links listed below)
Application for Building/Development Permit
Move or Demo Worksheet
Basement Development Worksheet
Dwelling Addition Worksheet
Garage Worksheet (attached/detached)
Deck Worksheet