A building permit is required if you are:

  • Building new construction;
  • Demolishing an existing building; and/or
  • Making any structural alterations to an existing building.

All work must be completed in compliance with the Saskatchewan Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (UBAS Act) and the National Building Code 2010

Additional Building Resources:

Building Inspections

BuildTECH Consulting and Inspections Inc. reviews building plans and completes building inspections on behalf of the city.

When you receive a building permit, an inspection schedule will be attached. New home construction typically requires four inspections; smaller projects like decks and detached garages are inspected one time. Finishing a basement or secondary suite usually require two inspections. 

Inspection fees are included in your building permit fee however additional plan reviews and inspections may be subject to additional charges.

Other Construction Permits

Electrical and Gas Permits: SaskPower and SaskEnergy work together to provide inspections for electrical and natural gas installations.

Plumbing Permits: Issued and inspected by the Saskatoon Health Region.

  • Only licensed plumbing contractors registered with the City of Martensville may be issued a plumbing permit.

For more information contact the Saskatoon Health Region Safe Communities Department at (306) 655-4605.

Building & Fire Codes

Saskatchewan has adopted the National Building Code of Canada as the minimum standard for the construction and renovation of buildings throughout the province. The National Fire Code of Canada is the minimum standard for the fire safe operation of buildings and facilities.

Additional Resources

For more information on building and renovating, and opportunities for financial assistance:

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