Calgarians with visions of creating that open floor plan, basement retreat, or expanded outdoor living space now have an inside track for all things relating safety, bylaw and permit requirements.
The City of Calgary, introduced a slick new online service that gives homeowners the power to apply and pay for permits, and schedule any related inspections remotely. It’s seamless and accessible around the clock.
The best part of the new online service, is the online chat feature. Have a question or need some clarification about your renovation? No problem, staff are ready to help make sure you have the information you need to get started. They can even help you through the online application process to ensure you’ve filled out everything you need apply online.
Homeowners can forget about those mid-day pilgrimages to the Municipal Building. No line-ups. No need to take a number and no need to pay for parking. Just visit calgary.ca/myhome and follow the prompts. It’s that simple.
This one-stop, non-stop online service portal is the first of its kind in Canada. It was developed in response to customer feedback, as The City works to ensure their services meets the expectations of their Calgarians. For home improvement projects, the public called for a move to streamline the permit application and inspection booking process, and calgary.ca/myhome was the answer.
If you’re not the Do-it-Yourself kind of homeowner, you should still visit and check out the helpful tips when hiring a contractor. The site also allows homeowners to verify a contractor you’re considering has a valid City of Calgary business license. Choosing the right contractor is an important step when making renovations, and only a City licenced contractor can request permits on your behalf.
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