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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. Click for Info on Development & Building Permits
The Building Permit fee for residential, commercial or industrial permits is $5.00 per $1,000 of construction value. For example a structure with a value of construction of $250,000 will result in permit fees of $1,250.00 [($250,000 / $1,000) x $5.00].
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
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.
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.
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. Click for More Info on Development Permit Approval
Garden Suites are placed within the yard of an existing residence, for an approval of 4 years, which can be renewed upon reapplication.
One of the key considerations in allowing a Garden Suite is that they are meant to be temporary in nature therefore they must be constructed for easy removal (e.g. no basement development) or renovation (e.g. additional sleeping facilities, sanitary facilities and kitchen or kitchen components removed). Click for More Info on Garden Suites
A rezoning approval is often required to subdivide and develop residential, commercial and industrial parcels within Corman Park. Typically, a rezoning is required because the current Zoning District does not allow for the proposed development or there is a conflict with the proposed land use, parcel size or other regulation. Usually the applicant or landowner initiates the rezoning to support their proposal, but in some cases, the Planning Department will initiate or recommend a rezoning. Click for More Info on the Rezoning Process
A Basic Development Review (BDR) or Comprehensive Development Review (CDR) may be required to be submitted depending on the type of rezoning you are applying for. Click for More Info on the Rezoning Process
The provincial Community Planning Branch with the Ministry of Government Relations is the approving authority for subdividing land in the R.M. All applications for subdivision must be submitted to Community Planning in order to begin the subdivision process. Click for More Info on the Subdivision Process
Community Planning will facilitate a referral for review of the subdivision to Corman Park. Please contact Community Planning for more information on the application process. Click for More Info on Subdivision Application
In some cases, a rezoning will be required to support the proposed subdivision. The application for a rezoning should accompany your application to subdivide a parcel.
Parcel ties indicate that the portions of land are linked to one another and cannot be transferred without the other parcel unless a subdivision is approved.
In any year that December 31st is a non-working date, payment of current taxes is due and required to be made at the RM office no later than the close of the last business day of December.
Budget Highlights for 2015 include:
The first thing to try, is going around and checking toilets and sinks for leaks or drips. It might not seem like a lot of water, but if it drips all day it can really add up. Irrigation is harder to find leaks, with the lines being underground, but you can try shutting off the water to the outside when you are not using it and seeing if your usage goes back to normal again, if it does there could be a leak underground.
Second, have a look at your humidifiers or water softeners. Make sure they are not running too much or discharging too much water.
The next thing to try is keeping an eye on your usage day to day or week to week and see if there are any unexplained spikes.
Meters are very unlikely to be the cause. Older meters used mechanical components to gauge water usage. They would fail over time, but would read slower than normal, not faster. Newer meters use a magnetic sensor that only measures water passing through. If you would like to test to see if the meter itself is faulty, there should be a valve shortly after your meter controlling all water going into your house. Shut this off and if the meter continues to rise it could be a faulty meter. With a $200 deposit we can switch your meter out with another and send the old meter out for testing. If the tests come back as meter error, you get your deposit back and we will either install a brand new meter or you can keep the meter we replaced it with, and we will look at adjusting your previous billings with a more accurate number. If the test comes back acceptable the deposit is retained, the meter is put back and the previous invoices remain on the account. At this point it will be on the homeowner to hire a plumber to further investigate the water usage, as the meter error is not the cause.