Safety Code Permits

It is the landowner's responsibility to comply with the provincial Safety Codes Act for new construction, additions, or renovations, and electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage disposal systems by obtaining a safety codes permit from the Safety Codes Council. Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Safety Codes Council administer the Alberta Safety Codes Act through accredited municipalities and private agencies. The act provides codes for the building industry to ensure safety and minimum standards for residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings throughout the province.

Effective December 19, 2011, the County of Stettler No. 6 and the villages of Donalda, Botha, Gadsby, and Big Valley have voluntarily terminated their accreditation with the Safety Codes Council for the purpose of the Safety Codes Act in the disciplines of building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage disposal. The reason for the termination is based on the allocation of available resources and economic considerations. IJD Inspections Ltd. has provided the five partner municipalities with an excellent service over the six years of accreditation. Any open permits will continue to be completed by IJD Inspections Ltd. out of Red Deer. Please call them at 1-877-617-8776 in order to complete your existing permit inspections.

New Applications
New applications for safety codes permits may be submitted to IJD Inspections Ltd. or any other safety codes inspection company. The County's administration office at 6602 – 44 Avenue in Stettler will continue to be a drop-off and collection point for building plans and other documents, both for IJD Inspections Ltd. and any other inspection company.

In order to apply for a safety codes permit, a development permit from the County is required. One of the conditions on the development permit will be that, if and when you do apply for a safety codes permit to the safety codes inspection agency of your choice, you are required to provide the County's Planning and Development Department with a copy of your safety codes permit application, so that we can review your building plan for compliance with any applicable statutory plan, restrictive covenants on the land title, the Land Use Bylaw; and an approved development permit, for matters including land use, site plan, building height, yard setbacks, floor area, and any variances approved by the development authority.

In order to assist landowners to comply with the Safety Codes Act and to facilitate its implementation, the County of Stettler No. 6, when reviewing a building permit for compliance as described above, will determine whether the property is serviced with a municipal sanitary sewer service or whether it will be privately serviced with a private sewage disposal system. We will provide this information to the safety codes inspection agency of your choice and suggest that they require you to submit an application for a private sewage disposal system permit.

Safety Codes Agencies
The following private agencies have made their contact information available to county ratepayers:
  • IJD Inspections Ltd. - Toll Free: 1-877-617-8776
  • Superior Safety Codes Inc. - Toll Free: 1-888-358-5545
Contact Information
The County wants to help ensure that safe buildings are constructed. Please call Planning and Development Services at 403-742-4441 for advice. Please do not start construction or installation before obtaining a Safety Codes permit or a development permit.