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Council has approved the contract between the County and Superior Safety Codes. The Provincial Safety Codes Council has authorized the County as an accredited agency who has the authority to enter into contracts with an accredited agency to provide services. As such, all safety codes permits (electrical, building, gas and plumbing) must be obtained from Superior Safety Codes.
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A development permit is needed when you are planning to construct an improvement or structure on your property. A development permit ensures land use and/or location of the structure on the property is appropriate. Examples include a new house, an addition on to an existing house, a shed, garage, or any other structure. The County offers this service as defined in the Land Use Bylaw. A development permit ensures the proposed development meets the County’s requirements as set out in the Land Use Bylaw. Planning and Development Applications
After the development permit has been approved and issued, the appropriate safety code permits must be acquired. Superior Safety Codes issues the safety codes permits listed below within The County. Superior Safety Codes allows construction to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code.
Superior Safety Codes allows construction to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code. It deals with structural integrity and public safety.
Council has approved the contract between the County and Superior Safety Codes. The Provincial Safety Codes Council has authorized the County as an accredited agency who has the authority to enter into contracts with another accredited agency to provide services. As such, all safety codes permits (electrical, building, gas and plumbing) must be obtained from Superior Safety Codes.
The Safety Codes Council provides a fair and transparent appeals process of orders, refusals, suspensions and cancellations, in accordance with the Safety Codes Act. The Appeals process for a safety codes permit is a formal hearing process that allows a person or corporation named in an order, refusal, suspension, or cancellation, to file a notice of appeal with the Coordinator of Appeals within 35 days of service of an order or within 30 days of service of a refusal, suspension, or cancellation notice. To be considered, your notice of appeal must be submitted with the appropriate appeal fee and within the applicable time frame. Your appeal to the Safety Codes Council must be in writing and signed.
Council establishes the fees for permits, and any changes to fees will be held in a public forum. The agency is paid a percentage of the permit fee which is established at the contract approval stage.
The Safety Codes Act established a unifying administration to ten safety disciplines which each have their own safety codes to keep the public safe in the places they live, work and play.
You require a safety codes permit to ensure that the work you are completing is meeting the requirements of the Safety Codes Act and other regulations. This will not only give you peace of mind, but may also be a requirement of you homeowners insurance. Safety Codes are about ensuring that any work that falls under the Safety Codes Act complies with the standards they establish. These standards are in place to keep the public safe.
The Safety Codes Council is a corporation established under the Safety Codes Act that reviews safety codes and standards in the province of Alberta. The Council assists the Government of Alberta department of Municipal Affairs in administering the Safety Codes Act. The Safety Codes Council is responsible for all aspects of the safety system, including accrediting the municipalities, corporations and agencies that sell permits and inspect the work carried out under these permits; certifying and training Safety Codes Officers who do the inspections; administering the Alberta Master Electrician Program, developing, enhancing and supporting Information Technology safety system applications.