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An accessory building/structure/use is subordinate to and exclusively devoted to the principal building/structure/use of the same site. In most zoning districts, a principal building/structure/use must be established prior to an accessory building/structure/use. The reasoning for this is to ensure parcels are not being exploited for another use other than what is intended within that district.
For example, if you were to purchase an Agricultural Residential zoned property, a permitted or discretionary use must be established prior to building an accessory detached garage. In this case, your house would be considered the principal building of the parcel and any proposed barn, detached garage, etc. would be an accessory building. If you were to run a Home Based Business (HBB) from that same property, the primary use would be residential (i.e. your house), and the accessory use would be your HBB. For more information on HBB, please see here.
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No, the R.M. does not have traditional business licenses. However you do need a development permit to operate your business. This includes businesses in commercial/industrial properties and home based occupations/businesses.
A Development Permit acknowledges the use of land and buildings and its compliance with the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw. An approved Development Permit is required in almost all instances in order to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate or reconstruct a building/structure on your property. If you begin development without the required approvals, the R.M. has the ability under the Zoning Bylaw to issue a Order of Compliance, or other means of enforcement.
A Building Permit is separate from a Development Permit. A Building Permit refers to building construction and compliance with the National Building Code of Canada and Uniform Building & Accessibility Standards. Almost every application for a Development Permit also requires the submission of a Building Permit. Please contact the R.M. Planning Department to determine whether or not your proposed project needs a Development Permit, a Building Permit, or both.
A Development Permit acknowledges the use of land or buildings and its compliance with the applicable Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw. In almost all cases an approved Development Permit is required before commencing any development or use of land in Corman Park.
Generally, for a Permitted Use where new construction is not being proposed, a Development Permit maybe issued within ten (10) business days of receiving a complete application. Where new construction is being proposed, the process to obtain a Building Permit is also required. Generally, for a Discretionary Use, once the required time for receiving responses to the written notifications has elapsed and time is provided to address any concerns raised by ratepayers, a report is generated and presented to R.M. Council on behalf of the applicant by the Planning Department at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Under normal conditions, the recommendation can be presented within 45-60 days of receiving a completed application. Please ensure you are providing yourself ample time prior to when you want to begin development for approval. Contact the Planning Department for more information on the Development Permit requirements.
No. A limited number of types of development do not require a Development Permit. However, more often than not you will need a Development Permit.
A Building Permit helps to protect the interests of both the individual and the community by ensuring that the proposed development adheres to:
The RM permit review and approval process ensures that buildings comply with the above documents.
Submit the completed Building Permit application form, along with any necessary building information such as building plans or design worksheets, to the R.M. of Corman Park Planning Department. The Planning Department will coordinate any reviews of the permit with MuniCode Services Ltd. on behalf of the applicant.
The application fee is $125 and payable at the time you submit your application. The Building Permit fee for residential, commercial or industrial permits is $5.50 per $1,000 of construction value. For example a structure with a value of construction of $250,000 will result in permit fees of $1,375.00 [($250,000 / $1,000) x $5.50].
Please ensure you are providing yourself ample time prior to when you want to begin construction for approval. Contact the Planning Department anytime for an update on current approval timeframes. Click for More Info on Building Permit Application
Please contact MuniCode Services Ltd. at 306-955-6355 to determine whether or not your project will require a Building Permit or for more information on the National Building Code and Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards.
An extension can also be granted during the 1 year time period if you require more time. For example, if due to financial concerns you have delayed construction, but now are in a position to start and need more time, the Planning Department can grant an extension.
An extension may be applied for with a signed, written request to the R.M. from the landowner.
Building permits are valid for the duration of the building process. As long as you have started construction and continue construction, as per your conditions of approval, you can take as long as you want to complete your project. However, if work on the project stops for more than 12 months the permit will expire and a new permit will have to be issued to complete the project.
Please note, you cannot occupy or use the building or structure until construction is complete and the permits have been closed. The R.M. Planning Department recommends completing all Building Permits in a timely manner.
Yes, a permit is required to be issued by the R.M. Planning Department prior to relocating a building or structure from another property, whether inside or outside Corman Park, onto your property. An application form and fees must be submitted for approval. For more information on Building Relocation please click here.