What is the difference between a development permit and a building permit?
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. Upon issuance of a development permit, building permits must be acquired for the structure and the various utilities that may be installed in a building or structure, such as plumbing, gas or electrical. Superior Safety Codes is the agency within the County that processes these permits. Basically, a development permit ensures the proposed development meets the County’s requirements as set out in the Land Use Bylaw. A safety codes permit ensures the work complies with the Safety Codes Act.

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1. What is a Safety Code permit?
2. Why do I need a Safety Codes permit?
3. What kind of Safety Codes permits do I need?
4. What is the difference between a development permit and a building permit?
5. How long will the development/safety codes permitting process take?
6. What happens if my development/safety codes permit is refused?
7. What is the appeal process for a Development or Safety Codes Permit?
8. What if I want to choose my own Safety Codes Agency for safety codes permits?
9. What process is in place to ensure agency permit costs are controlled?
10. What is accreditation? And why does it matter?
11. What is the Safety Codes Council?
12. What is the Safety Codes Act?