Homeowners can now apply online for all home improvement projects

Calgary – We are making it easier to complete home improvement projects with a convenient to use online application process. Calgarians can now apply and pay for all home improvement projects online at The City’s new online service allows homeowners to manage and coordinate all their home improvement projects online 24/7.

“The City’s new online service for homeowners makes Calgary a municipal leader in Canada, allowing customers to coordinate home improvements completely online,” says Jennifer Crack, Customer Coordinator – Homeowners, “These improvements eliminate the need for Calgarians to travel, park and spend time in line ups, which not only is more convenient, but saves them time and money.”

Calgarians can apply, upload documents and pay for their permit on for:

  • Garages, sheds, greenhouses and carports
  • Decks (uncovered) and balconies
  • Fences and retaining walls
  • Home renovations and basements
  • Heating, cooling and ventilation
  • Hot tubs and swimming pools
  • Homeowner electrical and plumbing permits

If you’re not a do-it-yourself kind of person, City licensed contractors and builders can also apply for residential construction or homeowner permits.

With these online services available, not only is the processes simplified but detailed checklists with visuals have been designed to help ensure homeowners know what information is required to complete their application easily. For those who may need more assistance, a new online-chat feature can help homeowners get the answers they need – making the online experience even easier.

Also available is more information to support Calgarians in finding out which projects require City approvals, and what bylaw and safety requirements to keep in mind.

The City receives over 7,500 home improvement projects each year and continues to improve the experience for homeowners and business customers. To learn more about these service improvements, visit or to view the home improvements visit

The City will be launching a similar online services for businesses later this summer.