City Of Calgary Building Permits Going Online

CALGARY — The City of Calgary’s development and building approvals department is launching its largest online service to date with Residential ePermit.

It’s a new online tool that will provide a start to finish service for contextual single and semi-detached residential permits, from application to final inspection.

"We’re going to make it easier to do business with The City," said Kevin Griffiths, chief building official and manager of building regulations. "Customers will have the ability to submit an application online, upload required documents and track the progress of their application using a single project number."

The City said it is working closely with its customers to bring all contextual single and semi-detached residential permits online during four scheduled releases in 2013. The first release on Tuesday will make single construction permits in developing areas available online to a small number of high volume home builders.

"These first few builder submissions will be used to further improve the online tool, test the new paperless process and train additional employees before a customer wide release is announced," said Griffiths.

Residential ePermit will implement a single residential permit process combining the contextual development permit and the building permit into a single application. A single project number will eliminate the need for multiple Job Access Codes.

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