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Guide to Construction

Permit Guidelines:

PERMIT REQUIRED NO PERMIT REQUIRED
New structures Fencework or landscaping
New structural renovation work Shingling, siding, other maintenance
Retaining walls Painting or staining
Drywall replacement
Flat concrete work (sidewalks, driveways, patios)

 

Permit Application Forms:

 Lot Information:

Lots are available.  To inquire, contact Nancy Lemay at 306-778-2704.

Purchased lots must be paid in full (plus GST and Title Transfer Fees).  Contact the Tax Office at 306-778-2704.

Click here to apply for Inner City Lots tax incentives for building new homes or moving in an existing home.  City Hall has a map available that shows these lots.

Building Permit Guide:

  1. Download Building Permit Application, or pick up one from City Hall.
  2. Establish the value of construction.  This can be set by:official written estimates from a contractor, contractor's contract values, and Planning and Growth Development may estimate the value based on established construction costs.  All of these documents must be provided in your package.
  3. Provide 2 copies of the: Site Plan, Foundation Plan, Wood Foundation Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations, and Cross-section and Details.
  4. The permit fee is payable upon application based on the value of construction ($5 per $1000 up to $100 000, then $4 per $1000 thereafter, minimum permit fee of $30.00.).
  5. Apply and pay for other necessary permits:
  • Water/Sewer Connections - Engineering Services, 306-778-2748 or eng@swiftcurrent.ca
  • Moving Permit - Engineering Services, 306-778-2748 or eng@swiftcurrent.ca
  • Electrical/Water Meters - Customer Service Desk, 306-778-2731
  • Plumbing Permit - Public Health, 306-778-8205
  • Electrical Permit - SaskPower, 1-888-757-6937
  • Gas Permit - SaskEnergy, 306-778-4151

Any further questions, contact Planning and Growth Development at 306-778-2714 or plng@swiftcurrent.ca

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