Building Permits

Whenever you are planning to construct, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, remove, add or change any building or residence within the City of Yorkton, you must apply for a building permit.

When is a permit not required?

  • Fence *
  • Detached Structure less than 100 ft2*
  • Deck under 18” from the ground *
  • Interior non-structural work (painting, patching, decorating, flooring, installing cabinets or shelves)
  • Replacing same size doors and windows
  • Replacing shingles
  • Replacing stucco or siding

*Other requirements may apply

What are the risks of working without a required building permit?

As a homeowner, you are responsible for any fees or penalties that arise from not obtaining a building permit. If work has already started without a building permit you will face the following penalties:

  • Double the original permit fee
  • Delay in work (all work must stop during time of processing your permit application)
  • A possibility of removal of work that was started prior to a building permit
  • A possibility of extra work needed
  • A possibility of legal and financial issues when selling your property or making an insurance claim

Residential building permits

Fill out our application form for your single-family home, semi-detached home, garage or any other small projects. Submit your completed application form to our Building Services department.

Information you should know before you build or place the following:

Multi-family homes

Fill out our multi-family home application form . Submit your completed application to our Building Services department.

Information to know before you build your multi-family home:

Fees

Our fees are described as per our bylaw.

Permit types and fees
Permit typePermit fee

Building permit minimum fee

$75

  • Main floor level / Additions

$0.90 per ft2 ($9.69 per m2)

  • Additional levels

$0.40 per ft2 ($40.30 per m2)

  • Basement development

$0.25 per ft2($2.69 per m2)

  • Secondary suite

$0.55 per ft2($5.92 per m2)

  • Garages / Accessory buildings (attached or detached)

$0.35 per ft2($3.77 per m2)

  • Residential deck (with a walking surface above 18 inches or 1.5 feet above ground)

$80

Extra inspections

$75 per inspection

Extra inspections performed by contracted inspection company

Cost of inspection invoiced to the City of Yorkton

SAMA inspection fee (needed for all permits)

$20

Commercial building permits

Fill out our commercial building application form for new builds and additions. Submit your completed application to our Building Services department.

Information to know before you build or place:

Fees

Our fees are described as per our bylaw.

Commercial building permit fees
Permit typePermit fee

Building permit minimum fee

$75

All commercial construction

$5 per $1,000 construction value

Extra inspections

$75 per inspection

Extra inspections performed by contracted inspection company

Cost of inspection invoiced to the City of Yorkton

SAMA inspection fee (needed for all permits)

$20

Demolition permits

Fill out our application form for your demolition permit. Submit your completed application to our Building Services department.

Fees

Our fees are described as per our bylaw.

Demolition permit fees
Permit typePermit fee

Single-family or semi-detached home demolition

$75

Residential accessory building demolition

$75

Multi home and commercial demolition

$150 plus $8 per 1076.4 square feet (100 square meters)

Extra inspections

$75 per inspection

Extra inspections performed by contracted inspection company

Cost of inspection invoiced to the City of Yorkton

SAMA inspection fee (needed for all demolitions)

$20

What is the application process for a commercial or residential building permit? 

Step 1: Submit complete application

Submit your completed application to our building services department.

Complete building permit application includes:

  • Development permit if required
  • Residential building permit application form or commercial building application form
  • Site plan
  • Architectural or floor plans
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical plans for new buildings, additions or structural alterations
  • Pre-engineering building drawings for all re-engineered building systems
  • Building code analysis for new commercial buildings, additions or change in occupancy
  • Ventilation plans for new commercial buildings, additions or change in occupancy
  • Fire protection drawings for new commercial fire protection systems or additions to existing commercial systems

Step 2: Review process

Administration will do a full review of your application. You will receive a list of any conditions and items that will need addressing.

Step 3: Payment options

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • debit
  • cash
  • cheque

Online banking payment

  1. Log into your online bank account;
  2. Add “City of Yorkton” as a payee;
  3. Choose the option for accounts receivable;
  4. Use your 7 digit customer account number.

Pay by credit card

Please note that the credit card payment option is only available online. A convenience fee is charged for the use of this service. 

Step 4: Begin construction, get trade permits and inspections

After issuance of your building permit you can:

  • Start working
  • Get the required trade permits and inspections
  • Book building permit inspections by contacting our building services department
  • Commercial businesses will need to get a business licence before providing services within Yorkton city limits.

Step 5: Occupy building

After passing the final inspection, you will receive an occupancy permit. An occupancy permit will allow you to use the space as defined in your permit.

Other permits and inspections you may need