Codes and Permits
The Public Safety Division of Alberta Municipal Affairs administers the framework established in the Safety Codes Act, including development of codes and standards adopted in Alberta, providing advice and technical support related to the Act to the public, industry, all municipalities and the Safety Codes Council, monitoring the work of municipalities, corporations and agencies that administer the Act or provide services under the Act, and managing agencies under contract to provide services such as permits and inspections for municipalities that do not administer the Act in their jurisdiction.
The division administers the regulated new home warranty framework established in the New Home Buyer Protection Act.
The division also houses the Office of the Fire Commissioner, which supports Alberta’s fire service and search and rescue sectors.
Updates are planned for the Building, Fire, Energy Efficiency and Elevating Devices Codes.
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Warranty Protection for New Home Buyers
The New Home Buyer Protection Act requires every new home built in Alberta to have warranty coverage.
New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act
The New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act would establish a builder licensing program for residential builders in the construction industry. Builder licensing will hold builders accountable and improve the integrity and safety of residential construction. Read more