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The Claresholm Development Office can assist you with interpreting the Land Use Bylaw, acquiring the appropriate permits for building, acquiring your business license, and taking you through the steps to make sure your new business, expansion, or home-based business gets started on the right foot. The support will help you save time, money and frustration as you develop your project. You can contact our Development Officer for assistance by e-mail or by phone at 403.625.3381.

Town of Claresholm PUBLIC GIS ACCESS
The Town of Claresholm provides a public version of our Geographic Information System (GIS) for residents to utilize. Residents may access this map and view legal land description’s, addresses and land use zoning. They may also use features such as a measuring tool or aerial photo to gain basic information about parcels and developments.

CLICK HERE to go to the website to access the system.

This page is provided for information only, and it not intended to replace bylaws or legal council. Please contact the Claresholm Development Officer for the most up to date information.

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Permits

Development Permits are issued by the Town and authorize the construction, development or use of a property. They include the plans and applicable conditions of approval. The approval process guides 'what' goes 'where' on a property. New construction, the use of signs, and 'change of intensity of use (new business location as example)' usually require a permit, though there are exceptions. A number of things don't require a permit, but must still meet Land Use Bylaw requirements for such things as setback from property line, height restrictions, visibility and site coverage. Refer to the Land Use Bylaw, contact the Development Officer via e-mail,or contact Town Office at 403.625.3381 for more information.

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DownloadClaresholm Development Permit

Building Permit is a document issued by the Town’s Building Safety Codes Officer (formerly Building Inspector) that authorizes construction. All building permits require a Development Permit prior to application. Building inspection is a legal requirement of the Safety Codes Act. Inspection ensures that the construction meets the requirements of the Alberta Building Code and adheres to the specifications outlined in the building permit application. The permit fee is payable to Superior Safety Codes by credit card or cheque. To complete an application online, click here. For more information please contact the Superior Safety Codes Lethbridge Office by e-mail or by telephone at 1.877.320.0734.

An Electrical / Plumbing / Gas Permit is a document issued by the Town’s Safety Codes Officer that authorizes construction. In the interest of public safety and as required by the Safety Codes Act, all electrical, plumbing and gas installations require a permit prior to undertaking any work. Inspections are also a legal requirement of the Safety Codes Act. Inspections ensure that the construction meets the appropriate Safety Code and adheres to the specifications in the permit application. The permit fee is payable to Superior Safety Codes by credit card or cheque. To apply for permit online, please visit Superior Safety Codes' website here. For more information please contact the Superior Safety Codes Lethbridge Office by e-mail or by telephone at 1.877.320.0734.

Demolition Permit is a type of development permit that is required in order to demolish or remove a building or structure. No person shall commence or cause to be commenced the demolition or relocation of any building or structure, or portion thereof, unless a permit has first been obtained. The permit process ensures that buildings are dismantled and removed in a safe manner and that the land will be left in a suitable state after removal. The demolition of a building or structure shall require a building permit and will be subject to the requirements of the Town’s Safety Codes Officer. Refer to the Land Use Bylaw for more information.

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DownloadClaresholm Demolition Permit

A Sign Permit is a type of development permit issued by the Town that authorizes the placement and/or construction of one or more of a variety of signs on a property. A sign permit is required prior to the construction, reconstruction, location, relocation, alteration, modification or use of all signs except for those specifically exempt under the Land Use Bylaw. Refer to the Land Use Bylaw for more information

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BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Benefits of BizPaL

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may require, quickly and easily. The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time dealing with red tape - saving effort and money in the process - and more time building their business. The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:
• It's free to use
• It saves time
• It's available 24/7

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